Date: Apr 29, 2021 at 18.41 WIB
It's always been a pain in the neck. I know I have lot of things to do. I know I'll encounter unknowns in what to do. Yet I still have the audacity to postpone instead of just do. What happens?
I think, what happens is I dreaded to start because I feel the lack of clarity. I can't see the end of the tunnel. I can't see the end game. Despite that, it's been apparent to me that the anxiety is not an actual problem; as soon as I put myself in the task, things will (most of the time) work its way. It feels like the "Just Do It ✔" mantra is actually effective.
So here I am, writing this note for you, my future self. If you feel like procrastinating, get yourself together. Go back to the task, and Just Do It!
In light of this, I included my notes about "Eat That Frog" to help overcome my productivity issue. What's the frog?
Taking from Brian Tracy's blog, "Your “frog” is your biggest, most important task, that you're likely to procrastinate on if you don’t do something about it." And here's what I want myself to remember:
- If you have to eat two frogs, eat the ugliest one first.
- If you have to eat a live frog at all, it doesn’t pay to sit and look at it for very long.
- No shortcuts. Just do it.
From that list, I realised that the idea of "Eat Your Frog" will only be effective if I acquire one habit: put schedule on what to do tomorrow. Because when I schedule my tomorrow, I would see what task I'd dread the most and that's it, I found the frog.
To summarise, start by scheduling what to do tomorrow. Find which frog you want to eat first, and bring the spirit of above 3 points everyday. Remember, you either find a way or fade away.