Just recently I was reading an interesting article on putting off a project. As I was reading, I thought this would be a great one to promote as so many of us find ourselves doing this same thing, well I’m glad there’s actually a name for it and it’s not just me!
So many of us in business will have that one project that really isn’t that difficult to do, it just may be more time consuming and well we tend to put it off. Not good. It’s referred to as “the frog” and don’t ask me why they call it that. Ever heard the term “eat the frog” well there ya go. I myself am not a procrastinator, in fact many who know me have heard the phrase I use about it which I prefer not to repeat in this posting haha. HOWEVER, having said that, yes even I can admit that there will be something that isn’t that hard, its just I look at it and think “oh this is gonna take awhile” and I tend to put it off and yes, it can come back to bite me. Yep, this frog can bite!
Over the years, I’ve learned to just eat the frog, get it done, it may taste yucky but at least I can say “I did it” and then feel really good about it! I think for most of us the thing is time management, planning etc. Again, this too is something I’ve learned and gotten much better at over the years. Am I always so focused? Yeah not always, but I’d say that 90% of the time I am. I use a fabulous planner/journal which this year especially has helped me immensely to stay focused, on track and be much better at frog edibles!!
If that frog is just something you don’t wanna tackle, perhaps look into a virtual assistant/service that could really be a huge help in digesting that frog off your plate! If that’s not feasible, the best advice I can give is to just put the frog at the very top of your list, do it first thing while the energy and enthusiasm (yes enthusiasm) is there and just conquer it. Dig in! Eat that frog and Git R Done. You’ll feel much better when its all over with and can look back and say “wow what a relief”.
Here’s the article I’m referring to through Success https://www.success.com/how-to-stop-being-lazy-and-get-more-done/?utm_term=inside&utm_source=Maropost&utm_campaign=Inside&utm_medium=email&mpweb=574-7281989-742295763
As for the planner/journal I mentioned: Best Self Journal http://bestself.co?rfsn=1736027.afff1c