Hey you guys!
I was up reading a very insightful book at 3:30am this morning that has me on fire for change and progress!! The principles that that are discussed in this book are ones I will not only just teach to my students, but I also try to apply them to my everyday life.
Most people that I know want to achieve a level of mastery, proficiency, and ease of their craft. That craft may be photography, music, sports, or studying for a challenging class in school. But the fact of the matter is that most of us probably hope to really OWN what we do.
Okay, I will be the first to come clean...there are times that I know what needs to be done, but I just don't do it right away - I procrastinate. If any of you are like me, you can tell a similar story from time to time. Well, if we are not careful this procrastination bug can lead to our professional and artistic demise.
It just seems like there is SO much to do in such a short amount of time...we have all been there, I know! So, what do we do? Are you ready for this one? ... We gotta eat a frog! (Keep reading, it'll make sense!)
Mark Twain once said “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.”
I know, what in the world does that even mean?!
Well, a frog can parallel to that task on your daily todo list that is the biggest, toughest, and most important. Eat that first...get it out of the way.
Here is a little quote from the introduction of Brian Tracy's book, Eat That Frog:
“An average person who develops the habit of setting clear priorities and getting important tasks completed quickly will run circles around a genius who talks a lot and makes wonderful plans but gets very little done. It has been said for many years 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 worst thing that is going to happen to you all day long.” ~Brian Tracy
I find that when I focus the earliest portions of my day on starting AND completing a major task, the rest of that day is more productive, rewarding, and eventful for me. It helps me to get the ball rolling and the juices pumping. Try it...give it a shot!
Oh yea, there is one other thing: If you have two frogs…try eating the ugliest one first! Don't just look at it - actually get it done.
Lets make it happen! Lets squash procrastination today! Success is ours for the taking!