In autumn the tern leaves its home in the Arctic Circle and begins its journey to the opposite end of the planet. It covers a distance of 22,000 miles. Considering all side trips for food and shelter the actual number is greater.

The Arctic tern completes this enormous task by concentrating on smaller, achievable goals. Each day it covers approximately 150 miles, and in doing so, flies around the world in 20 weeks.

Think of the tern, or eating an elephant for all I care, but remember that its possible to surmount the impossible by breaking it up into manageable steps; and that you can accomplish a lot more than a bird.