It’s Tuesday morning after a long weekend and I know you’d prefer to slowly ease into the week, but I’m going to challenge you to do otherwise…

Yes…I challenge you to EAT THE FROG!

What does it mean to “eat the frog”?

This odd directive has been loosely attributed to Mark Twain: “If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first”.

From a productivity standpoint, to “eat the frog” is to do the biggest, scariest, most annoying task on your to-do list first thing in the morning and set yourself up for success for the rest of the day.

Eating the frog will…

  • Build your confidence
  • Give you momentum
  • Make everything else on your list feel easy in comparison

I heard about “eating the frog” at a conference some years ago and then again recently in a class I’m taking. Subsequently, I’ve been eating the frog a lot lately and let me tell you…it works!

See below for the book that outlines the concept step-by-step.

What are the frogs you need to eat today? Get going!