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Have you heard the old saying, "How do you eat an elephant? ... One bite at a time." I heard this saying often when I was young and wondered what it meant, and: Who would want to eat an elephant?

As I got older, I found the explanation was quite simple. How do you do anything that seems like a huge task? One bite at a time. So take the "elephant" and apply it to the big tasks in life. How do you spring clean your house? One room at a time. How do you advance your career? One skill or responsibility at a time. How do you raise a child? One day at a time.

Now, apply it to the world beyond. How d...

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