Hop to it!

Hop To It…That’s Brian Tracy’s advice in the book “Eat That Frog!”

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Eat That Frog!

Like to do

Don’t like to do

Need to do

gems

frogs

Don’t need to do

butterflies

gnats

Watch out for the frogs! is an excellent post about this topic at WOWNDADI. Here’s a short video about it.

This is sometimes also known as the worst first method. While “Do the hardest task first” is often advocated as a good strategy, there are some drawbacks.

There is also the sandwich method: start with a high priority task you want to do, followed by one you don’t want to do. This has the advantage of making you look forward to beginning your day, rather than dreading it.

See also: Start Your Day at the Top and It’s All Downhill From There at timemanagementninja.com, Eat That Frog at Asian Efficiency, and Dreading Your Next To-Do? at success.com, Why We Procrastinate

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