Accomplishing Goals and Baking Cakes Part 2
Posted by Second Chance to Live on February 26, 2011
If you have not already, please read Part 1 of this article. Thank you.
I then need to apply time, effort, energy and commitment into the process of mixing those ingredients together — before I can bake (accomplish my goal or achieve my milestone) my cake.
I once heard a man share a riddle. He said, “How do you eat an elephant?” At his question my mind was at first boggled. And then he gave the answer and the riddle became clear. He said, “One bite at a time my friend”. With his answer, I realized that I no longer needed to be overwhelmed by the size of any elephant – no matter how large those elephants may appear to be in life.
So when I start a new goal, I can follow the advice that is found with in this riddle. I can approach my goal, not as an over-whelming elephant but as some thing that can be approached and accomplished one bite at a time. By applying time, effort and commitment to the process — of accomplishing each goal — I am able to consume each “elephant” simply by making the decision to keep taking bites.
In life, you may be staring at your own elephant. You may want to bake a cake, but do not know where to begin. My encouragement to you my friend is that you sit down with a pen and piece of paper. Write down what you would like to accomplish and how you could go about accomplishing that goal.
Determine what ingredients you need to have and how you can best mix those ingredients together. And then start your process — one ingredient and one bite at a time. And in the event that I can help you, please let me know. I will do my best to be there for you, as you bake your cake and eat your elephant.
“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.” Henry Ford
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