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Have you ever had one of those days where you felt like you didn’t get anything done? You lay down in bed at night and can’t figure out how a whole day passed by with no progress and you are discouraged.
How would you like to never feel like that again? By choosing to “Eat That Frog” hopelessness will be replaced with intentionality and a sense of accomplishment! Here’s how!
Brian Tracy wrote the book, Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time. This book has completely changed how I manage my time and how I look at my day.
Tracy explains that to “eat that frog” you decide what you worst, hardest, or most dreaded task is (this is the frog) and you do it first! By getting that one dreaded task finished, you will feel like you’ve accomplished something (which builds momentum wanting to eat the next frog on your list).
One of the biggest reasons I love this idea is because my life is unpredictable. It has been for years. I am most productive about 10 A.M. However, between my husband, kids, and appointments, I rarely get to work during this time.
By eating my frog first thing, that job is finished and no matter what happens later on in the day, I got something important to me completed off of my list. (And if I do get some time to work when I’m most productive, I can eat a few frogs, which really makes me feel like I accomplished something!)
When I had 4 kids in diapers, this concept saved my sanity because most days I did only get one thing done! It kept me from feeling desperate and depressed. Now that they are older, in more activities, and we have busier lives this still helps me every day with managing my time.
If you’ve never tried this approach to time management, I’d definitely give it a try. You never know, it might change your life, too!
Your Challenge: What is your “frog”?
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