Jun 13

The Truth About Frogs

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 satisfaction of knowing that it is probably the worst thing that is going to happen to you all day long.

Now, I’m not suggesting that you actually do eat a live frog (one I’m a vegetarian and two I love animals!).  Your “frog” is your biggest, most important task.  The one that you’ll probably put off if you don’t do something about it.  But it’s also the one task that can have the most positive impact on your life and results right now.

When you finish a task of any size or importance, you feel a rush of positive feelings.  The completion of an important task triggers the release of endorphins in your brain and this gives you a natural “high”.  Making you feel creative and confident.

Your success in life and work will be determined by the kids of habits you develop over time.  The habit of setting priorities, overcoming procrastination, and getting on with your most important task is a mental and physical skill.

To form a new habit you need to follow the Three D’s – Decision, Discipline and Determination

First, make a decision to develop the habit of task completion.  Second, discipline yourself to practice the principles you are about to learn over and over until they become automatic. And third, back everything you do with determination until the habit is locked in and becomes a permanent part of your personality.

Oh, if you have to eat two frogs, eat the ugliest one first!

If you need help with overcoming procrastination – email shan@centrefieldcoaching.com.au or call +61 2 4333 8908

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 Information credit: Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy