No, I haven’t lost my mind…
I want to share a strategy that helps me keep out of overwhelm and procrastination… most of the time!
Most people go about there to-do-lists the wrong way.
They choose to start on the smaller, more doable things first and never get round to the big stuff.
Which results at the end of the day, the more critical - ‘difficult’ item is left unchecked.
We all know how that makes us feel… failure, I suck, I’m no good…. Blah blah…
I picked up this hack a while ago from Brian Tracy, the motivational speaker, and the very concept creates such a powerful visual and connection that you can’t help but remember it.
Here’s how it works.
Let's say on your to-do list is to eat a frog (or two) WTF as if…
Bear with me.
You’d agree that’s pretty gross and worst thing you’d have to do right?
Well, get that done first….
Yes, get the worst done first… then it’s done and finished.
Then you get on with the easy things.
So What’s your Frog?
A colleague of mine uses the analogy of what makes you want to vomit…. I prefer frogs, I think!
Your Frog maybe Sales Calls, Writing content, Doing FB lives, Finances, Laundry, Meal Making…. [name your frog]
Get the point?
Yes, that very item that makes you cringe and want to shove under the table.
The thing is once you’ve eaten the frog, you’ll feel good. The worst is behind you. It's all plain sailing after that.
Also as you complete your tasks you’ll feel so much better too - gets the endorphins going - the Happy drug.
So tomorrow when you start your new list of things… begin with the Frog/s, and get it eaten.