Are you ready to do the hard stuff? Apparently Mark Twain once said 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 has written a time management book using this idea called “Eat that frog.” He writes that “Your “frog” is your biggest, most important task, the one you are most likely to procrastinate on if you don’t do something about it.”
I am grateful every day for what I have created in my life but I know that this has come out of continually generating in myself the capacity to do the hard stuff — and then to do it. I also know that the things I have been putting off, the things that are hard for whatever reason, are the things that are dragging me down and getting in the way of my fabulous life. So today I’m writing down a list of frogs, and I’m going to swallow one whole every morning this week.