The missing link for most of us, well for me at least, is clearing the path. Paths are easier to clear as needed when you don’t have to accommodate fellow riders on the path with you. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t clear it, or that you can’t move the elephant. In fact, your fellow traveler(s) can help you move your a bit, and you can help him (or her) move theirs.
The important thing is to not give up the effort to move that elephant. After decades of feeding them, they seem impossible to nudge, but they can be nudged little by little.
I’m gonna move this one if it kills me!