a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Key To Success...

A job no matter how large is only as big as the parts divided.  The entirety would scare anyone. So I try to remember the answer to How do you eat an elephant?  One bite at a time.

You have to look at jobs that way or we would all throw our hands up and quit.

To success is ignoring the whole
Look only in front of you
Don't think as you go
Divide your tasks in smaller bits
The task will be finished
Lickety split
The grounds are slowly
Coming back
The path to the neighbor
Is open wide
At one piece of fence
You can see outside.
The key is
Not to fight
Take it slowly
Bite after bite.

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TexWisGirl said...

you go, girl!

James Toma said...

every job to me is important as long as you get paid with money or in your case beauty. love the poem!!!

Brian Miller said...

it takes parts to build a whole...and parts i can def manage and not feel overwhelmed looking at the whole....

its the same way you eat an elephant, you know...ha

LindaG said...

Awesome post, Gail!
Thanks for the encouragement, too!
It's canning season... ;-)

Sandy said...

You took the words right out of my mouth, LOL.........................

Susan said...

It's hard to argue when your example is eating an elephant. This is quite a fable-like poem, clarifying the key to success.

Sandra said...

echo what Tex said.. you go girl! and you did... congrats on all that work accomplished and the poem is great

Arathi Harihar said...

good advise you have here for everyone..very nice:)

Lynne said...


Sumana Roy said...

love the wise lines.. :)

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