No joking, it’s better that way. You don’t like frogs? Well, I must admit, I’m not French, never ate frogs, and never will either! But I learned this lesson of eating them first the hard way recently.
Well, I’ve recently heard the expression that you must eat your big frog first. This has nothing to do with literal frogs but with prioritising things that you have to do in the right order, starting with the worse (hardest, ugliest, dirtiest) one first.
Personal Experience (frog)
So I had my blog page to set up and this would involve doing some things on the computer that I had never done before. Man, I hit panic mode. I had decided to invest all day doing it as it was a major job (almost anything computer-related is major for me!) Well, you should have seen me. I dusted, cleaned the kitchen again, put some laundry in, then decided that I may as well have lunch so I could dedicate the rest of the day to the (frog) job! Well after lunch I thought I might as well use the toilet before I settle down to the impending task. On entering the toilet I noticed a few spots on the mirror and thought “can’t leave it like that”, so I took to cleaning the bathroom mirrors and, while I was using the window cleaner I thought it best to just use a few more minutes to clean the mirrors and windows in the bedrooms! I felt guilty when I realised it was almost 3 pm and I still had my blog page to work on!
The panic turned to serious teacher mode and I dragged myself by the scruff of the neck, sat down in front of the computer, and started the task. I breathed a prayer and started, willing myself to not give up till I was done. I found that following the instructions and demo videos was quite easy! In fact, it really was fun seeing my page take shape. I couldn’t believe that the job I was putting off all day was actually not the major issue I thought it would be. I was enjoying my newfound knowledge and skills and was quite disappointed when it was after 6 pm and I had to go to an appointment nearby for 6:30 pm. Rushing to get dressed, I thought “it really is true what they say, eat your big frogs first”.
What’s the big frog that you have been putting off? Is it trying a new class, skill or sport? Maybe the frog is getting the courage to talk to a family member or friend about a problem, completing an assignment, or getting a particular job in the home done? Whatever the frog, psych yourself up, open wide, and attack it. I bet it won’t be half as difficult as you thought it would be. And the end result will be that you have the time, the will and the courage to eat your other frogs. Go on, just do it.
If you care to, let me know about your frog that you’ve been putting off and how you finally tackled it.
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