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Keep Calm! Devour Your Elephant one bite at a time!

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I’ve had a lot of difficulty with this. It can get easy just to sit on the couch and watch your life go by. But, we’ve been stuck in the house and had to put masks on our faces. It effectively isolates us from the world. Desmond Tutu is quoted as saying there’s only one way to eat your elephant and that’s one bite at a time. Ok, keep calm and eat your elephant one bite at a time. It’s more like devour our elephant. Because, Calm is a super power.

However, , it’s easy to sit on the couch and stare into space. But, that doesn’t solve anything. So, don’t do that! We look for anything that can validate our funk and make us feel better. There’s always self help books. Or, we can watch YouTube videos but isn’t the solution. pull up boot straps put one foot in front of the other the grass doesn’t mow itself. So, what does that mean I get overwhelmed in depressed. Life’s tests seem to be so large that there you don’t know how to do them. So you sit there. And, just gaze off into the space. But, you know, the elephant just doesn’t go away. In fact, our problems seem to grow larger when we don’t deal with them.

So I think it is relevant to eat our circumstances one bite at a time. We need to ignore the noise, ignore the fear, and ignore whatever stops us from moving. The world is changing fast. And, it is frightening. But, we can’t let us stop that inner stop us in our tracks. Keep Calm and keep moving forward in the direction of our dreams.

Go Confidently in the direction of your Dreams

Go confidently in the direction of you dreams! Live the life you’ve always imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.” –Henry David Thoreau

I’ve always loved that quote. Of course, he did live alone in the woods for quite some time! Ha, it’s easier said than done. We don’t live in the woods walking around a lake every day. You live in the real world!

So, pull up your boot straps. And, put one foot in front of the other because the grass doesn’t mow itself. You’ve heard that before. But, that’s what you have to do! You need to take small bite sized chunks at a time. But, don’t look up! Just keep going. Keep Calm, and do it every day.

In the book “In Search of Excellence” by Tom Peters and Robert H Waterman Jr., the discuss the Japanese concept of ‘ kaizen’. The concept of ‘Kaizen’ is to make small improvements every day. What ever you can, do it.

As Desmond Tutu said, that’s how you eat an elephant. That’s by taking small bites every day. The minute we do, and the minute we start to take action, it starts not to be so overwhelming. We start to feel like we’re in charge

So what we can we do to get out of this. There are some easy steps to help us get out of off the couch and out of the funk.

So, What are the steps?

  • Above all, Keep Calm
  • You’ll need a fork
  • Keep your head down
  • Pull up your boot straps
  • The lawn doesn’t mow itself
  • Put one foot in front of the other
  • The job doesn’t get done by itself
  • See you elephant and attack it
  • It’s not going away
  • Practice Kaisen

So, in the spirit of ‘Kaizen’, make lasting change in your life by doing small tasks every day!

And, Eat your Elephant one bite at a time. Or, should I say devour it!

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