Eating the frog

I’ve just started reading Brian Tracy’s famous Eat That Frog and already, 5 pages into the book, I have a little voice following me around on my working days whispering “eat the frog Hollie, eat the frog.”

For those of you who haven’t heard the analogy, ‘eating the frog’ refers to doing the one task on your to do list that will make the most significant impact on your day, and that you should not put off any longer.

More often than not, these tasks are the ones we procrastinate. The one that we know we should be doing, but avoid ‘for now’ for something ‘more fun’ or easier. And yet the ‘frog’ sits there growing on our list, becoming more demanding, and even less appealing than the day before.

I didn’t realise how many frogs creep their way onto my to do list every day. And, even more surprising is how often I easily and unashamedly avoid them at all costs – until now.

What’s the frog on your to do list this week?

Contributor:

Hollie Azzopardi, Account Manager for Michael Field Pty Ltd.

2 thoughts on “Eating the frog

  1. Well this is timely indeed – reminds me also of the monkeys on your back analogy which is also about delegating tasks. Will be looking to read this book and “eat that frog”

    Thanks for sharing this Hollie – and give Michael Field a big hug from me.

    Tony Hollingsworth

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