September 14, 2020

It matters how you eat an elephant

Huge elephant

For as long as I can remember, I have known about the advice to ‘eat an elephant one bite at a time’ when dealing with a big task. I never knew what it really meant, until last week when I managed to complete a big project more easily than I had imagined it would be.

It makes sense, right? You start at the beginning with the first bite and keep going. And provided you keep going, you will ‘eat your elephant’.

My revelation was to focus ONLY on the current bite as a bite, not as part of an elephant.

Sure, take a step back occasionally and look at the bigger picture, but when doing a task, focus on doing the task in front of you.

Not the next task, but THIS one, in front of you NOW.

What elephant-sized projects are you working on right now?

Note: This tip was created without harming any elephants 🙂

Here’s a thought… Life is a big project. Focus on today.

My best wishes, Paul

Paul Matthews

CEO and Founder of People Alchemy

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