Heart, Soul, and Rough Edges — A Gypsy Journey of Words and Wonder

100 WORDS: Finding Bigger Frogs

Eat That Frog!:

21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time

Great anti-procrastination/ time management wisdom is found in EAT THAT FROG! by Brian Tracy. The premise is that if you do the nastiest, most dreaded task first — the equivalent of eating a live frog first thing in the morning — that nothing worse is likely to happen later. More graphic than an ultimatum about Brussel Sprouts before dessert.

It’s one of my go-to tools. Yesterday, I realized that it’s missing something quite important:

I need a Bigger, Nastier, Ickier Frog hanging over my head ({{{shudder}}}) — one that I fear/loathe even more — if I’m to fool myself into eating my “real” frog.

My reasoning? I do a lot to avoid the big stuff. Like writing ten poems so far this month, blog posts, etc. My NaNo (“Real” Frog) novel has not moved. A bigger frog to avoid might be the answer.

The best candidate so far is cleaning the bathrooms. If it’s NaNo time, and I’m not “into it” . . . I MUST  surrender, on hands and knees, rubber gloves, stinky cleansers, and do a full attack on the showers. Both of them. If I’m still not motivated, on to the toilets.

Will NaNo win this month? Today, at least? Given my weekly word count goal, I’ll either reach it by Sunday night, or have very clean showers. And maybe other parts of the “convenience facilities”.

 ~~~~ if you haven’t given in yet, GO NOW AND WATCH THE 2 min. FROG VIDEO ~~~~

(Being so deeply consumed by my brilliant AHA! yesterday, plus doing my rehab exercises, working with my Sewing Guru, and making cookies for hubby, I didn’t get this post done. However, all previous posts were over 100 words, and this one passed 200 before this footnote.)


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