How Do You Eat An Elephant?

16 Mar

The answer to that old saying, of course, is: One bite at a time.

Once you read the inspirational story posted last week, you’ll know just how powerful that can be.

I don’t want to spoil it for you, but the story is about a man who lost 111 pounds in 101 days. He put video updates on YouTube every now and then to show his progress.

Most people think the weight loss came from the juice fast he was on. We beg to differ. There are many ways to lose weight.

The real secret to his success was making the decision in his life to make a change, and then taking action. He started with a small, attainable goal (his original goal was only 10 days) and then he expanded on it.

He attacked his goal one day at a time. It was no different from how you would eat an elephant or take on ANY seemingly huge or daunting task.

One bite. One step. They all lead into the next, which leads into the next. Before you know it, 111 pounds, or an entire elephant, or whatever it is you want to accomplish is completely finished.

The same is true about EVERYTHING in life, including your health.

The only way to true health is by eating right, exercising, relieving stress and seeking the proper health care when the need arises.

This all may seem like eating an elephant. But if you make small goals and take action, just one day at time, the results you achieve can be amazing.

Maybe make a goal to cut out junk food and go for a short walk tomorrow. Make it your goal to do that for 3 days. Just make it through those 3 days. That’s it. And see what happens.

And if you have any aches or pains, make it a goal to come in and get them checked out and taken care of.

Whatever goal you want, break it into small chunks and TAKE ACTION RIGHT NOW. Not next week. Not tomorrow. RIGHT NOW.

Who knows how great your life could be? The possibilities are practically limitless.

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