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Want to be productive? Eat that frog!

If the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog (not that I’d ever recommend someone actually eat a live frog this is just for illustrative purposes), you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that it is probably the worst thing that is going to happen to you all day long!

Beautiful young woman exercising in a gym

Let’s imagine that the task you least want to complete on your to do list is the ‘live frog’.  That is the task you should complete first.  Your frog is the task that will have the greatest impact on achieving your goals and the task that you are most likely to procrastinate starting.

Another point to consider is if you have to eat a live frog (again, not recommended) it does not pay to sit and look at it for a very long time!  The more you procrastinate, the more difficult it will be to eventually eat it.

The key to reaching high levels of performance and productivity is for you to develop the lifelong habit of tackling your major tasks first thing each morning.  You must develop the routine of “eating your frog” before you do anything else and without taking too much time to think about it.

Successful, effective people are those who launch directly into their major tasks and then discipline themselves to work steadily and single-mindedly until those tasks are complete.

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