I would never eat an actual elephant.
But that metaphor, how one should attempt to eat an elephant, is very apropos for my goals right now. I have this Big Huge Hairy Audacious Goal. One that seems insurmountable. It’s a giant elephant of a goal. One that seems absolutely impossible when you look at it overall.
I tried to soothe my worried mind and relax by watching some food television, which is normally my favorite. But watching chefs run all over my screen on the Next Food Network Star ramped my anxiety up to 11.
I don’t know how to make a hollandaise. I don’t know what I would do if faced with the task of combining pho with fried chicken, and OMG I am NOTORIOUS for undercooking chicken. I don’t know the difference between a brunoise and a chiffonade. I barely have passable knife skills.
I am vastly undertrained for even pretending I could attempt to try out for MasterChef.
But I am also extremely stubborn. And I am 100% sick and tired of underestimating myself.
So I got onto Amazon and ordered a culinary school textbook. And I’ll work my way through that. I’ve got some people I can learn specific skills from. I’ve got some people in my community I could shadow for a bit to figure out their culinary tips and tricks. I have found a PLETHORA of videos on YouTube.
I am surrounded with information and people to help teach me how to eat this elephant, one bite at a time.
And I have a plan.
One bite at a time.
How did you tackle a tough goal that seemed insurmountable?