Jun 24, 2012

Thought Question #409

Well, there's one piece of advice my Grandfather often repeated, and he's like a parent to me so I'm sure I can share... He used to say "How do you eat an elephant?  ...Piece by Piece".  And yes, I realize how disturbing that may sound.  But think about, you can't stuff a whole elephant in your mouth at once, or even finish eating an elephant in one day.  It's a play on the quote "Rome wasn't built in a day".  It means to have patience with life and with the situations that you find yourself in, even the work that lies ahead of you.  Just do it piece by piece, bit by bit, in small portions, and in the end the big picture will make more sense, be easier, or be finished a lot faster.  If you look at the pile of work on your desk and you try to multitask to be able to get everything, it sometimes back fires on you.  It's overwhelming.  But if you take it little by little, start to finish, it works out fine and with less stress to yourself.

People tend to forget this important piece of advice.  And it's more helpfull than you realize, in more ways than you realize...

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