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.”
You only have so much fuel each day and the question to be answered each morning is “How will you spend your capacity?” Will it be spent on trivial, reactionary tasks, or will you take the leap and focus on something harder albeit more meaningful?
#1 What is your frog?
So often we wake up and hit the ground running in reactionary mode…not giving the big picture of our life much attention. Having our manifesto complete and using it as a roadmap for our personal goals, dreams, and tasks needed to make them real is how you define your daily frogs. Ahem…how’s that manifesto going by the way? 💙
#2 Willpower, as well as capacity, is finite – we have a limited supply.
In many ways, procrastination is a matter of willpower, and if our willpower is limited, renewing each day, it makes sense to slay the biggest and hardest task on our plate first thing.
#3 Eating the frog builds momentum.
You have those days where you dread and procrastinate ALL DAY something that needs to be done. Your sub-conscience thoughts drain brain energy and make your day/schedule feel out of control. When you knock something significant out first thing in the morning, it’s a win for the brain, and you get a shot of “let’s do this!” that carries through the rest of the day.
Bon Appetit 🐸,
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