One Bite at a time is how an Ant eats and Elephant.
Have you ever made a New Years resolution only to break it. Start a diet and not lose any weight, make a big personal promise and not keep it? Well that may be because you did not utilize the correct approach to obtaining your goal.
Sometimes we forget the most important lessons we have learned or that stare us in the face. From years of trial and error I have finally resolved to lose my wanting for the quick fix approach towards personal endeavors.
From building my DJ business, and various other situation, I have come to understand how time and perseverance and planning are the way to reach your goals.
For instance P90X, I though I would buy the program, jump right into it and have a beach body in no time.
Just the opposite occurred. I couldn’t make it 1/4 of the way through the first DVD. I started and I stopped for several months. Then I thought whats the rush, it’s winter and I have time. Therefore I formulated a plan.
My plan was to eat the elephant one bite at a time. Instead of beating myself up and being discouraged because I could not make it through an entire P90X DVD session, I mapped out my attack . I figured some is better than nothing, therefore I planned to do each of the DVD’s workouts for a minimum of 30 minutes a day or half of the allotted time for a week then adding 5 or ten minutes to each workout per week until I could perform the full routine. It’s working so far.
This is life’s biggest mountain to climb for most of us. We see the destination, but don’t anticipate the journey being so rough. Sometimes you just have to add some novice cushion until you get the experience at trying to be a pro. Things take time. Granted there are all sorts of naturally gifted people, who make life look easy. Trust me they too had to take small steps to begin the journey to the destination.
So the next time you try something and your performance is not exactly what you expected. Stop, plan, and implement a method to help you obtain your goal in your own time and space.
Really there is only one person to prove yourself to when tackling a new “IT”, and that is you.
How does and ANT eat and Elephant? One Bite at a Time.