“If the first thing you do when you wake up each morning is eat a live frog, nothing worse can happen for the rest of the day.” – Brian Tracy
Have you ever come across this saying? Of all the anti-procrastinating tips I’ve ever procrastinated with, this is the one that really stuck. We all have things we don’t want to do, but need to do. Imagine yourself in a reality TV show where the next task is to literally eat a frog before you can get to the next round. You don’t want to do it, but you know you have to do it eventually! So get it over with and do it now!
We all have our everyday frogs. And since I can’t seem to “eat” mine first thing in the morning, I usually suffer the rest of the day, anxious and knowing that there’s still something warty and croaking on my plate. Gross.
That’s how I’ve been the past few weeks. December is JAM-PACKED and I’m responsible for a lot of things – studying for our shiftings exams, completing all our athletes’ requirements for Palarong Med, planning the backstage flow for MedGroove MedRhythmia 2014, our Zobel Batch 2009 reunion (it’s happening!!) — and in the middle of all these, I even forced a weekend trip abroad with my friends!
And by the way, the task I always seem to forego is anything that involves calling people or talking to them. Bad bad bad.
So don’t copy me. Eat your frogs people.