Advertisement

OFFER

Advertisment

Our Blog

5 Key Steps To Planning The Perfect Family Vacation

Photo Courtesy of Pixabay.com

There’s nothing better for making lasting family memories than enjoying an exciting and adventurous…

Dealing With A Negligent Birthing Experience And The PTSD That Can Come With It

 

It’s estimated that 9% of women experience postpartum post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following childbirth due to a real or perceived trauma. Unfortunately, this…

How To Improve Your Sanity During the Covid Crisis

It’s unbelievable. While it seemed that life was about to finally get back to normal with the gradual opening of states, all of a sudden an uptick in COVID-19 cases has hit the country like a tidal wave. While many governors have vowed not to completely shut down states again many are still not fully opened. And, to…

LEARNING CORNER

Learn More About the MightyFix One Simple Change Each Month

ADVERTISEMENT

Advertisment

Advertisement

Events

Originally posted on www.ahousewithcharacter.com. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ahousewithcharacter.

The last two weeks have been chaotic for me. I accepted a new job with my current company and am now in job limbo. I am carrying on many duties of my previous job while my replacement is hired, while attempting to learn everything there is to know about my new job.

I really started to doubt myself. Can I learn new tasks and an entirely different role at this point in my life? Am I still able to enthusiastically embrace change like I did in my twenties?

My friend Nicole at Trajectory of a Life recently wrote about the Elephant Metaphor and the concept resonated with me so much I felt compelled to share it here.

image.jpg

(The elephant statue at my daughter's favorite park. I wouldn't be able to eat this adorable guy.)

Thinking about an elephant when life's responsibilities seem too massive to handle reminds us to take a one-bite-at-a-time approach to daunting tasks. I don't have to learn all 20 of the new software programs at my new job during my first three hours of training. Or, more morbidly speaking, we would all be able to eat an elephant if we don't try to eat the whole thing at once.

All of this brings me to some self-realization: I am hard on myself when I am learning new things. I often expect perfection overnight, and become a bit overwhelmed when it doesn't happen.

So this week I'm thinking about the elephant, and taking things piece-by-piece. Thank you, Nicole, for this little gem of wisdom. It has been remarkably helpful.

No elephants were harmed during the writing of this post. It's merely metaphorical.

Views: 74

Comment

You need to be a member of Mom Bloggers Club to add comments!

Join Mom Bloggers Club

© 2020   Created by Mom Bloggers Club.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service