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Eat That Frog
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?
Courtesy of https://www.briantracy.com/blog/time-management/the-truth-about-frogs/Courtesy of https://www.briantracy.com/blog/time-management/the-truth-about-frogs/
Courtesy of https://www.briantracy.com/blog/time-management/the-truth-about-frogs/
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:
  1. If you have to eat two frogs, eat the ugliest one first.
  1. If you have to eat a live frog at all, it doesn’t pay to sit and look at it for very long.
  1. 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.
Till next!
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