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How Do You Eat An Elephant?


How Do You Eat An Elephant?  We'll get to that in a minute but first Happy Mother's Day.  And also a special acknowledgment to all you Mother Fuckers out there too.  Be kind to the mother's and women in your life.  Appreciate them, not just on the day Hallmark tells you to, but often.    One of the things I hear most from men is that we don't feel appreciated for all the things that we do.  That we want to be acknowledged, supported and shown more love.  Guess what? So do they.  So How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. I didn’t set out to write a book.  I didn’t set out to write 50,000 words.  But I have.  Every Sunday morning I take one bite of the elephant. I just get up and write.  No more, no less.  Why?  Because I’ve found that I like it.  I don’t count words or even followers, it doesn’t matter.  I created a system that works for me.  Had I told myself, I’m going to write a book, that it needs to be 50,000 words, be the greatest guide to navigating middle age ever, find a publisher before I’d even written ten pages, tell my friends all about it and put a shit ton of pressure on myself, I can promise you I would’ve quit in less than two weeks. But that’s often what we do.  We try to eat the elephant all at once.   We create giant, daunting and seemingly insurmountable tasks and goals for ourselves and so we fail.  We then justify the failure by saying we tried and invariably move on to the next giant thing we want to take on because everything has to be big, bold, scalable and happen right now or else it doesn't count. That’s wrong.  Everything and everyone has their own pace. Flow with not against yourself. If you want to run a marathon, you don’t just go out and run 26.2 miles the very next day.  If you want to lift 400lbs, you don’t just load it onto the bar and pull. If you want to write, play guitar, learn to cook, start a business, lose some weight, make some more money, be a better husband, father, friend it’s not going to happen quickly.  Just start.  Take the time we have now to try something new.  Slowly and steadily.  One jog, one pound, one word, one chord, one meal, one client. Do these things with consistency, authenticity and with purpose.  Most of us are living at a pace that is unsustainable. There’s no advantage to hurrying thru life. In Health - G 

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