Mark Twain famously said that if it was your job to eat a frog, then it was best to do it first thing in the morning.
Motivational speaker, Brian Tracy, published a book titled Eat That Frog! in which he recommends doing your most vital and difficult task first each morning.
My father felt the best way to “eat a frog” was to cut it into bite-size pieces and then eat a couple of buzzing flies first to build momentum. Since he was a man who accomplished a lot, I can testify that the fly–fly–FROG method worked well for him. But my father was clear that in the end you had to ignore most of the buzzing flies and just eat the frog.
I admit I find it difficult to force myself to eat the frog first each morning. Like my father I find munching a fly or two does help me build momentum. Unfortunately, I’m easily distracted by buzzing flies. So if I’m not careful, I can reach the end of the day with the frog still on my plate.
What about you? Do you eat the frog first? Or do you need a fly appetizer to build the momentum to eat the frog?