You may remember from Note 336 – The 7 advantages and 7 disadvantages of daily blogging, that I always tend to leave the task of ‘writing or editing my blog posts’ until late at night (which isn’t always my most productive time). Now, I’d like to introduce you to a book I read a couple of years ago called ‘Eat that Frog’ by Brian Tracy, where I learnt and practised (for a while) the act of doing the most important task of the day first, and applied it to all areas of my life.
Although I still practise this concept in my day job, I forgot to apply this to my writing! If I had done this for the last 11 months and 1 day of My Writing Challenge, it might have kept my evenings free.
Brian Tracy writes “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 now.” He goes on to say that it’s the one that “has the greatest positive impact on your life and results at the moment”.
He explains how it’s all to do with discipline and if you start this task immediately and carry on until it’s complete, you will feel so much better than leaving it until the end of the day. Easier said than done eh? Well, I’m going to try this for the last 29 days of my challenge (which includes today). After all, Brian Tracy also says that the act of “eating your frog” becomes a habit after 21 days, and as I have the next week off work I’ll be able to make a good start on it.
My sub challenge
So, here’s the ‘sub’ challenge to My Writing Challenge: my ‘blog’ is my frog – so starting right now (just before 9.30am UK time) I’m going to write my posts first thing in the morning and edit and post them earlier in the day…wish me luck!
What’s your frog?
Until tomorrow morning…
- Kindle eBook daily deal ‘Eat That Frog’ by Brian Tracy (examiner.com)
- Eat That Frog! (mcnakblog.com)
- First thing in the morning, eat a live frog (ptl2010.com)
- Eat that Frog! (achievemorewithless.wordpress.com)
- Eat A Live Frog (masburydotcom.wordpress.com)
- Frog Eating 101 (lastingimages.wordpress.com)
I’m not sure I have a frog….perhaps that’s the problem lol
Very interesting…the book is about time management and putting a value on the activities you do. All your activites might be of similar value which I don’t suppose is a bad thing. I’m not sure if Brian Tracy has written about people with with no frog! (ha ha)