Published: July 2020
Eat the Frog
Circulated: December 22, 2020
If you struggle with procrastination or have a hard time starting your work, the “Eat the Frog” method can help! “Eating the frog” refers to doing the biggest, most important or most difficult task first to get it out of the way.
How to do it
- Identify your frog. Pick your hardest task, or the one you want to do least.
- Eat it. Do the task in the morning; don’t put it off for later.
Bonus: this idea stems from the Mark Twain quote that “if it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it's your job to eat two frogs, it's best to eat the biggest one first.”