If you were born in France or the Northern part of Italy the idea of eating frog might not sound so terrible at all, but I meant this metaphorically.
I believe that it was Mark Twain who said, “If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.”
Now, even if you love and enjoy your work, you will still have to face a few occasional tasks that are unpleasant, too challenging or boring. And then the idea of procrastinating will surely form in your mind. It is our natural desire to escape what is unpleasant (or at least postpone it for later), but at the end this little habit of procrastinating becomes the main cause of our missed deadlines, conflicts and work stress.
Today I stumbled on this video, created by a great motivational speaker and author Brian Tracy, and I did something I normally never do – I packed my suitcase to go to Verona first thing in the morning, instead of postponing it to the last possible minute. And only after that did I go on to write this post.
I must say, it feels great and my day has surely become much brighter and less stressful.
I encourage you to watch this video and, hopefully, it will inspire you to make a few changes in your morning routine as well!