Today I ate 3 frogs. They weren’t just any old nasty frogs, they were 100% toxic. Poisonous and damaging, slimy and ugly; most definitely past their sell by date. Strangely however, having gorged myself on these disgusting morsels I feel so much better. I am refreshed, revitalised and feeling very pleased with myself. More importantly I can now move on to other tasks which need my attention.
Before you all think that I have completely lost the plot I had better explain myself. Mark Twain said “If the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that that is probably the worst thing that is going to happen to you all day long”
Metaphorically speaking of course, the live frog is usually the very task that you are most likely to put off doing or in my case, have just been too busy to dedicate the necessary time and energy to. More likely than not, it is also the one task that can have the most positive impact on your life. In other words, I couldn’t procrastinate any longer I had to tackle those frogs which have been hanging around too long and move on.
I had 3 toxic frogs to munch on so I chose the ugliest one first and I have to say that the day did get better!
Brian Tracy has written a book on just this subject;
He is also credited with some great quotes such as;
“You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.”
“Whatever you believe with feeling becomes your reality.”
“Always choose the future over the past. What do we do now?”