What Spock taught me about eating Elephants

I listed to one of my favorite podcasts yesterday:

I used to work with Joel, and I really love the interviews he does on this series. This latest one features Leonard Nimoy.


So I was pretty excited to hear the show. It was great, and at the end, during the “film bites” segment, Spock (sorry, Leonard, you’ll always be Spock to me) had some advice.

Speaking of the overwhelming task of producing, funding, and generally making a film [I paraphrase]:

Think of an elephant. If you had to eat an elephant in one day, you couldn’t manage it. But if you took one bite out of the elephant every day, with time, you will finish the elephant.

That’s a very encouraging thought.

I just wish it didn’t seem like I had a herd of elephants.