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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8 comments on “Hop to it!
  1. Hi there

    Thanks for the mention!

    I wrote an article about the whole Eat the Frog thing over at http://2006takecharge.blogspot.com/2007/01/feb-2007-eat-frog.html which I will now go in and link to the form!

    Thanks again.

  2. Thanks for the post. Another frog-eater post here, FYI:

    Some thoughts on “Eat that frog!” by Brian Tracy
    http://ideamatt.blogspot.com/2006/10/some-thoughts-on-eat-that-frog-by.html

  3. […] Plan It – I have been enjoying reading this blog. The Hop to It post has a link to a ‘frog eating form’ from Marcia, which looks like a great way to […]

  4. […] don’t want to do. (I prefer this sandwich method, but there is also the worst first aka the Eat That Frog […]

  5. […] you like to Eat That Frog? Or does the Sandwich Method work better for […]

  6. […] Start with important work: first a high priority task you want to do, followed by a high priority task you don’t want to do. (This sandwich method is ideal for some, but others prefer the worst first aka the Eat That Frog method) […]

  7. […] Grit List, and if they must be done, commit to doing them anyway. Some say that it’s best to tackle those things first to get them out of the […]

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