How To Eat an Elephant

June 1, 2016

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. We all know the saying, but we often fail to apply this lesson in our lives. If you view the elephant as one giant goal that your whole life depends on, you’re setting yourself up for disappointment. Why not enjoy the bites along the way.Untitled design (22) frame

Think little changes to your lifestyle won’t get your anywhere? Think again.

How do you want to look and feel by this time next year or month even? If your goal is to be more fit, happier, or healthier, you can achieve it just by making small adjustments to your day to day lifestyle. Start with some of these simple steps and see how, “small bites” can have a surprisingly big impact.


So with that, here are the steps to eating an elephant:

  1. Chill out.

Take a deep breath and calm down.

Emotion and adrenaline typically make things worse. So simply taking a moment to get some composure is going to help you a lot.

  1. Step back and get some perspective.

Review and clarify the results you’re seeking.

Ask yourself:

Oftentimes, simply knowing why you’re doing something helps tremendously.

  1. Start breaking it into small pieces. (Small Bites)

To help figure out how to dice up the elephant, ask yourself:


Oh last thing…Chew with your mouth closed.


3 responses to “How To Eat an Elephant”

  1. Jody Wojtasek says:

    Thank You! This was a great reminder to enjoy each bite. Taste my bites. Sometimes I eat so fast I don’t remember what I ate. Happy June!

  2. Emily Erwin says:

    I like the idea of small bites. You can enjoy far more successes than only celebrating for the big, main goal.

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