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?