Eat Your Frog First
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Okay, so January is half over, and the motivation you had on New Year’s Day to implement those resolutions has been bombarded with the agenda of real life. It’s hard to find the determination and discipline to carry through on new ideas and activities when your time and energy is monopolized by day-to-day schedules. Despite your best efforts, sometimes it feels as if life is fighting against you.

The truth is, change is never easy, even under the best of circumstances. We tend to fall back into what’s comfortable. Habits require a concerted effort to change and sometimes we need a little help to move through the transition period. Surrounding yourself with a positive support system is a wonderful way to keep focused on your target, but there’s one enemy that can sabotage your success and drain your energy without you even knowing it. What is it?

Procrastination!

When you discover yourself coming up with multiple, valid but essentially unimportant tasks that you need to do “first”, procrastination is your hidden enemy. How do you defeat it? Simple! There’s an old saying:

“If the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning is eat a live frog, then nothing worse can happen for the rest of the day!”

The simple answer to procrastination is — Eat your Frog first. If you hate working out, wake up early and get it over with in the morning so it doesn’t hang over your head all day. You put off client calls, job searching, returning email — whatever it is that you keep moving to the bottom of your priority list, get it out of the way first. If you do, the rest of the day you will feel lifted and enjoy a sense of satisfaction in having completed your dreaded task.

They say it takes 21 days to break or make a habit. That’s only 3 weeks!! Try “Eating your Frog” FIRST — for just 3 weeks and you may be surprised at how easily you reach your goals.

Casi

Source: Simple Truths


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