I have referred to this statement many a time during trainings and coaching with people on how to get to that HIGHEST level “thing” that needs to happen in their day DONE … when I tell them to EAT THAT FROG they often look at me like I have 3 heads. However, this is simple, straightforward and a great tactic.
Eating that Frog simply means that if the worst thing you have to do each morning is eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that that is probably the WORST thing that is going to happen to you all day long. Your “frog” is your biggest, most important task, the one you are most likely to procrastinate on if you don’t do something about it. It is also the one task that can have the greatest positive impact on your life and results at the moment. (pg. 2)
A tall order, but he nails it.
I lost my copy of this book years ago after lending to someone and never getting it back so I just re-ordered it and I’m so glad I did. He offers such great tools and tactics…. this month of October I’m going to share one of my favorites in each post.
Here’s my favorite this week:
- Failure to Execute is one of the biggest problems in organizations today.
- Many people confuse activity with accomplishment.
- The need to be selective is everything. An average person who develops the habit of setting clear priorities and getting important tasks completed quickly will run circles around a genius who talks a lot and makes wonderful plans but who gets very little done.
So, what’s your frog this week that YOU need to eat?
We are getting the keys to our new house today and will be moving this next month – there’s my massive frog!
Whatever yours is, I encourage you to plan for it, eat fast and move on with your day.
I’ll share another insight next week from this awesome book!