KNOW THE RANKS! Know them, but do not dwell on them, please. Celebrate where you are and look ahead a few ranks. That is it. Remember the old adage: how do you eat an elephant? think...I can never eat an elephant. He is too large. The riddle's answer is simple: ONE BITE AT A TIME. Why do we make things harder than they have to be. When climbing a mountain, running a marathon, or driving across the United States... we don't focus on the end. We focus on small goals. I will make it to the next bend. I will make it to the peak over there. I will make it to the fork in the path. If we concentrate on the end goal it is too daunting and many will give up. If we make it into smaller, more manageable sections, we can keep our drive, momentum, and excitement.