Eat that Frog…

#FPF – Week 49

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While in Miami a few weeks back for a WordCamp event with the team,  one of the speakers mentioned a book that he had read early in his entrepreneurial journey entitled “Eat That Frog!” – addressing tips for overcoming procrastination and getting more done in less time.  I have just started reading it myself and feel it is relevant not only in business, but in any part of your life.

By our very nature, we tend to put things off until a later date – especially if it’s something we really don’t want to do in the first place.  The concept behind “eating the frog” is that if you get that [one thing] each day that you’d rather put off done first, then the rest of your day (theoretically) will only stand to move onward and upward in a positive direction from there!

When we choose to put those things off that we’d rather not do until later in the day, it normally translates into those things not getting done for weeks or months.  This doesn’t seem like a big deal from a day-to-day standpoint, but when things are left to compound over time, you can quickly find yourself in a scenario where you are scrambling to meet an impending deadline, or worse – pushing yourself further away from achieving your long-term goals.

“Eating the frog” first each day is a concept that you (and I) will need to shape our thinking to become a habit over time, but the more you think in those terms – the more you can get done, and the better you’ll undoubtedly feel about the change you are effecting personally and professionally.

Thank you for reading this and have a great weekend!