Week 10 – YES you CAN eat an Elephant!!

This week we turned the page and started Scroll III in ‘The Greatest Salesman in the World’ by Og Mandino. This scroll to me when I read it is all about

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persisting and you will succeed! And the PERFECT quote that comes to my mind when I read it is ‘You can eat an Elephant, ONE bite at a time.’ What does this mean? To me, it symbolizes that YOU CAN achieve whatever you desire to achieve if you just take small steps to bring you closer to it. One bite at a time!

While reading this scroll there are 2 sentences that stand out to me and I would love to share them with you and why they resonate with me. First, ‘In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult’ Anything is possible when we take ONE step at a time. I absolutely LOVE this, and I find myself doing this in my day-to-day life. I can sometimes feel overwhelmed when I have ‘too many things to do’ but for me what it is, is that I do not know how much I must do. SO, I write lists!!! I am a HUGE list writer and if you ever come into my home you will see ALL my lists I have around the house. I ALWAYS have multiple lists on the go because if I feel like one of them is getting too much or I do not like what is on it I will just start another list.

For me when I write a list I feel in control, why? Because my tasks in hand are written down, so I do not need to keep remembering them and I can clearly see what needs to be done and once I complete tasks, I have the satisfaction of crossing things off! And when you look at the bigger picture, I am taking one step at a time and it is NOT difficult at all. I CAN conquer anything when I have my list in hand.

The second sentence is ‘I will build my castle one brick a time for I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking.’ To me this shows us again that we CAN achieve anything we set our heart and mind too. If we do regular tasks to get to the end goal. For example, if you want to grow or build a business you cannot just register your business name and expect GREAT things to happen, you need to “BUILD” it! With lots of small daily tasks to make it grow.

It is like growing vegetables, if you plant the seed, water it once and do not

look after it, you cannot expect it to grow and thrive. Why? Because that little seedling will need constant care. It will need water, sun and protection from the elements and the little critters that enjoy eating the veggies. So, if we cannot expect a little seedling to grow without some love and care how can we expect a business a grow without the same love and care? How do we do this? By building with small attempts, repeatedly EVERY DAY! These small attempts do not need to be HUGE it may be as simple as growing your presence on social media by consistently posting or it may be by connecting with one person a day. These tasks do not seem BIG, but in the long run it is the small daily tasks that GROW a business.

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8 Replies to “Week 10 – YES you CAN eat an Elephant!!”

  1. Love your observations and linking! Thank you for sharing your insights. The phrase that reasonates with me in Scroll III is: … success hides behind the next bend in the road, Never will I know how close it lies unless I tur the corner…

  2. Melanie, good for you for realizing the importance of taking one step at a time. From your blog rover friend John.

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