How do you eat an elephant?
When you set goals, what do you focus on?
The eagles are now 5-1 and many of the fans on the radio want to order their tickets to the Super Bowl. Yet one bad game, and the band wagon soon starts to get lighter. Most professional football players know they need to take it one game at a time. If you get too far ahead of yourself, that is when things typically don’t go the way you want them to. You must focus on the task at hand, and have the faith in all the preparation that you have done has prepared you for the battle.
I have often heard the saying that you are only as good as your last game(race). When I hear that saying, I think of the team that wants to live in past celebrations or athletes that just live in past races. You can’t live in the past, but you do have to take time to smell the roses. Enjoy the small victories you have, but keep focused on the end goal. Whether they are team goals, or even individualistic goals, you need to stay focused on the small tasks at hand. If you only have your eyes focused on the end results, it is easy for that to get out of focus when the small distractions or mishaps come along the way. That is why football teams take it one game at a time.
So what is the answer to our question? You eat an elephant one bite at a time. When the task at hand seems bigger than you or even bigger than the team, you simply need to focus on what is right in front of you and do your part to complete the task at hand.
Be confident in the things hoped for.
Be expecting the things not yet seen.