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Eat that frog

19 May 2009

This phrase really tickled me when I first heard it earlier this year, and it has stayed in my consciousness ever since. I came across it as someone mentioned a man named Brian Tracy who has written time management books with this title.

“Eat that frog” means that you simply have to get on with that task as soon as you have switched on your computer, hung your jacket on the back of your office chair and made the first brew of the day (Mr Tracy may consider the latter procrastination, but I personally reach a much better place both mentally and physically once that hot caffeine starts to work its magic).

I tried really, really hard to put the theory into effect recently. One Monday morning, I had several tasks on my ‘To Do’ list, which I endeavour to create at the end of my last working day each week.

The most pressing project was clearly marked by three asterisks. However my firm was also going through its annual year end process, making billing shoot t...

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