How to Eat an Elephant + Giveaway

When I am faced with a daunting task or an impossibly large project my husband always asks me the same question. “How do you eat an elephant?” To which I have instinctively come to reply, “one bite at a time.” Aside from the fact that he knows how much I love elephants, he succeeds in accomplishing two important things. {smile}

First, to remind me that big picture problems break down into small, manageable tasks. There is no sense in trying to eat an elephant in one big bite- that’s not only impractical, but it’s also rather impossible. And ultimately a good way to set yourself up for failure. Instead, we accomplish big picture goals by focusing in on one bite- or one step in the direction of the goal. Do that, and overtime you can’t help but run out of bites- or steps to your end goal.

And second, he asks me this silly and sometimes annoying question to make me smile. Which is so important. Whether you are running a business or catapulting your career or most importantly, living your life- if you are not having fun you’re missing out on, well, fun. {wink}

The days will pass, time will slip away, opportunities will come and go and we will be left with… whatever we’ve done to pass the time. Each day we’ve toiled away, each task we’ve checked off the ‘master list’ will add up to something bigger. So this week, go on! Make that move; take that small step in the direction of your dreams. Be consistent and keep going forward. Before you know it, the mountain in front of you will be a pile of bones behind you.

“What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Begin it and the work will be completed.” – Goethe

Let’s challenge each other to challenge ourselves. Comment below that this week, you will take one step/bite/move/etc toward your big picture goal. Do that, and two magical things will happen. First, you will be on your way to tackling very big things. And second, you’ll also be entered in to win a freebee from the blog. The winner will receive a greeting card of their choice from my little biz, RC&D. Head over to www.RaleighCalligraphy.com to see all the options. Deadline to enter is this Friday.

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Tiffany Anne

5 comments

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    1. Awe thanks so much Mayra! And I’m so glad you’ll be sticking around! As for the previous post, ‘Coming to a Store Near You’ my products are at the Common Deer in Burlington, VT and at the Green Monkey in Raleigh, NC. You can also find RC&D stationery on Etsy, Amazon Handmade and on my own site at RaleighCalligraphy.com. Hope that answers your question, if not just let me know!

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