In India, during various festivities in the country they have a parade where elephants are led through the village. Farmers bring fruits and vegetables to the side of the road in hope of selling them. As the elephants are walking it is not uncommon for them to grab some banana with their trunks. Poor farmers might be quite upset by this unwieldy behavior of this majestic animal.
Farmers thought up a trick for an elephant to keep busy (and save the fruits): they give him to carry a stick with a trunk. This way he's occupied and can't eat the banana.
Here's the trick for our mind to keep it from sabotaging our best work:
"What's the next opportunity today for me to help, inspire, and lead?"
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