Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Do the worst first


Elizabeth Newell, Government Executive Magazine, December, writes about Brian Tracy’s book, Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time.

Personally, I think some writers could get more done if they had shorter book titles… but I digress.

The “frog” is the worst job, of course.

First, find out what the worst task is—this means a list.

Or maybe a list of lists…this is starting to sound procrastinate-y.

But I agree with the general idea—instead of futzing around with avoiding a bad task—do it and blow it over.

THEN futz.

I am sort of kidding—I do this. Doing something hard can give you momentum. I am all about the Big Mo.

Amphibians aside.

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