Why are we talking about eating frogs? It’s gross
You might wonder what a frog has got to do with productivity. Is it the secret diet of those ingrained in the hustle culture or something else? Don’t worry, the frog is obviously a metaphor in this case.
In this case, the frog represents the most important task in your schedule or a task that you absolutely have no motivation for. It’s something you hate but is too important to be delegated. At the end of the day, you’re the only one who’ll have to finish it.
The Eat the Frog principle requires a simple change that can make a huge difference in your productivity. The only thing you’ll have to do is to tackle that task (the frog) at the beginning of the day.
This would allow you to clear the biggest hurdle in front of you and keep you from procrastinating. You’ve already completed the most difficult and tiresome task of the day. That sense of accomplishment will keep you going, as everything else will seem easy in comparison.
Some people assume improving their productivity can’t be that easy. There is a lot to do and simply rearranging when you do it can’t make that much of a difference. That’s the beauty of this method. Mornings are when you are at your best. Wasting that time on easy and meaningless tasks would take your willingness to tackle the more difficult things later.
By reversing that order, you’ll see a noticeable difference in your productivity. The effects are widespread. Eat the Frog ensures that you complete at least one high-impact task every day. The cumulative effect of this would go a long way in helping you achieve your goals more efficiently.