Brian Tracy in his book “Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time” talks about eating that ugly, live frog first thing in the morning.
There is no doubt that this is a rather startling title and it definitely gets your attention.
The title comes from a Mark Twain quote: "Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day."
We all procrastinate about the big jobs, the difficult ones we know are going to take time and effort to accomplish….the ones we dread even starting.
When we make a list of our tasks to be done on the following day, it is so much easier to keep moving that big, ugly, difficult one to the bottom of the list.
It’s so easy to develop an attitude of, “If I get to it fine – if not …oh, well!”
The problem is that the task keeps looming on the horizon and haunting us all day…and the worst of it is that we have it hovering in the background and we really can’t be as productive as we want to be.