If you read bunch of motivational articles then you might have come across the phrase – eat the frog.
The whole idea is to complete the most difficult task in the beginning of your day work. So once it is done you are left with all the things which are easy compared to the main task.
Eating the frog literally is hard. And so is doing the most important thing first in the morning. Your first reaction is to push it forward, procrastinate and then postpone it. But by eating the frog approach, you are training and in some ways forcing your body to do the difficult task first.
Spoiler alert – I use this technique and it works like a charm. Sometimes I wonder how such a small phrase in my mind can do so much wonders.
Consider my habit of writing daily – it takes a real pain sometimes to get up and write. And as the day goes by it becomes difficult to write because I get to publish.
So it makes sense to eat my frog – writing asap. And when I do it for a long time, it becomes easier. And something else becomes frog. Sometimes it is making a list of ideas, sometimes it is hitting a specific word count and sometimes it is writing for other publications.
So as you do the habit daily, it improves and your goal of eating the frog takes the gradual progression.
Use Same Analogy
In swimming too you will faced with situations where you will be given 2 choices – one easy and one hard. But if you choose easy then it will be become difficult to do the latter task.
On the alternative, if you complete the hard task first then you will level up and slowly something else will come as the hard task. And the ladder will keep moving up.
You may apply these principles to anything you wish. In swimming – treading, swimming length first before breadth and wearing comfortable costumes are some common hard things to try.