Procrastination and eating frogs

Yeah, yeah, it’s on my list!

My ability to procrastinate has grown over time.  Or my ability to distinguish between what’s important and what isn’t has shrunk.

Both have reached levels that need to be addressed.  It’s a new year, a good time to start fresh.  Not, unfortunately, with a clean slate.  There are all the things I didn’t get around to last year – and possibly the year before – still hanging around making me feel guilty.

Eat that Frog

No, it has nothing to do with France.

Eat that Frog is the title of a book by Brian Tracy.  I’d review it but, although I bought it a week ago, I haven’t read it yet.  The sub-title will probably tell you most of what you need to know – 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time.

As a friend told me, Tracy says that a lot of us waste time fretting about things that we need to do rather than doing them.  Those things don’t get done and nor do other things because we’ve used the time fretting.  He says to imagine that the worst thing we have to do in any given day is eat a live frog.  If we do it at the beginning of the day it’s done.  The worst thing is over.  The idea is to think of those ‘have to do, don’t want to do’ things as the live frog.  Eat it and get it over with.

If nothing else it’s a great expression.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go eat a frog or two.

Happy New Year.

About Sam

Sam started Aude France as a companion site to her real estate site Aude France Property so that she could have a place to write about life in the Aude. Now that she's in Canada she writes about things that can affect owners and buyers in the Aude - or anything that strikes her fancy. On Pinterest you can find her by searching for Sam Mooney or clicking this link
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