Eat that frog

Jason Shellen
18 years ago · 1 min read


Merlin has a great suggestion on cringe busting your to-do list. I've been trying to do a similar thing for a few years now. I'm not a David Allen 'Getting Things Done' devotee, but I am a fan of 'motivational speaker' Brian Tracy, who, to the best of my knowledge, does not live in a van down by the river. I've been trying to adhere to his theory as espoused in Eat That Frog.

The basic theory is this, when prioritizing your to-do list put the most horrible, cringe-worthy task first on the list and knock it out first thing in the morning. Brian calls this your 'frog' and states that 'once you eat a live frog first thing in the morning that will be the worst thing you'll deal with all day'.


It seems to work for me especially when I keep the mantra front and center in my Tadalist. So take your pick - eat some frogs or get de-cringing, but either way times a wastin'. Get movin'!