Tuesday, June 29, 2010

How Do You Eat an Elephant?

One bite at a time, right? So, we've all heard that phrase in relation to dealing with things that seem too large to accomplish - whether it's a project at work, our to-do list at home, or things that we want to do for our personal growth.

So, it's supposed to be encouraging that you only bite off what you can chew at the time, complete that portion, and then move on to the next thing.

But I find that the problem is that my elephant keeps growing...while I'm eating him. So, I just finish a leg or whatever, and then I'll be darned if that elephant doesn't grow another leg!

Kinda feels like the elephant can't be eaten in its entirety. So, what do you do in that situation, where you know you'll be eating elephant for the rest of your life?

10 comments:

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Sell the elephant to a zoo?

Michelle@DomesticationoftheSingleGirl said...

Here's how I do it...

I know that I have to eat the elephant. But I can't figure where to bite first. I obsess about the elephant and how to make it go away faster. But I can't seem to sink my teeth in. I freeze.

Then I realize "OMG...my elephant was PREGNANT! I should've eaten it while I had the chance!"

Oh snap. Another elephant is born.

(Isn't it odd being totally self-aware but repeating the same behaviors? I clearly don't have the memory of an elephant.)

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Chrissy said...

I so hear you. ;) How are things? Been a little bit since you have updated. =)

Crissy said...

I read this when you first put it up. Still struggling with the elephant? I can so relate to this post! When I pray about my elephant I'll pray about your elephant too!

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p.s. walk away from the elephant and grab some chocolate instead ;)

Mama Mary said...

Yep, the elephant will be around forever! I agree with Angela, grab the chocolate instead. : )

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