Reminder to Eat Your Frog

Many already know what it means to eat your frog, but I was just told about this a few days ago and it has stuck with me and I can't stop thinking about it.

Basically, it comes from a Mark Twain saying that, "if the first thing you 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 worse things that is going to happen to you all day long." I feel like that is an extreme example, but he was definitely on to something. 

Brian Tracy, took this quote and made a time management book out of it. But let me save you some time and money and give you the cliff notes.

Everyday when you wake up and look at your list of things you have to do, pick the one you are least excited about doing and do it first (that's your frog). Not only will it energize you for the rest of the day, you'll be in a better mood. If you wait till the end of the day to do that task, then it will hang over your head all day and drain your energy and generally create a bad day. When you finally finish the task at the end of the day, you'll be just thankful the day is over.

So give it a try tomorrow morning. I promise it will change the way you look at your to do list from this day forward.

There is a short video that also does a great job of summing up what was just talked about on YouTube, but it won't let me embed it here.