Eat That Frog!

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“If the first thing you have to do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that that is probably the worst thing that is going to happen to you all day long!”

We all have our “frogs” and if you don’t know what I am talking about, then think about that particular task that is the most important thing you need to do and, yet, you are most likely to put off doing it!

Another way of saying this is “if you have to eat two frogs, eat the ugliest one first!

If you have two important tasks before you, start with the biggest, hardest, and most important task first. Discipline yourself to begin immediately and then to persist until the task is complete before you go onto something else. You must resist the temptation to start with the easier task. You must also continually remind yourself that one of the most important decisions you make each day is your choice of what you will do immediately and what you will do later, or postpone indefinitely.
Finally, “if you have to eat a live frog, it does not pay to sit and look at it for a very long time!” Think about it …

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