May 3, We will start off your Friday morning with a picture of the Brooker after a long nap the beach is exhausting and a long bath she really loves her baths. We had grilled bbq chicken with cheese and spinach sandwiches, carrots and corn.
It taught me the benefits of hyper-focusing on one thing at a time. It showed me how focus can give direction and motivation throughout the entire day. If I were to summarize the book in a single statement, it would be that you should do your most important task MIT first thing in the morning.
If you can do this, the rest of the day is going to be easy in comparison. You tend to seek distractions rather than buckling down and getting the job done.
But these things also typically have the biggest potentially positive impact on your life. So if you can make a habit of overcoming procrastination and taking action on these things at the beginning of the day when you have the most mental energy available, you have the power to change your situation for the better.
Simply put, your frog is the most important task.
It is the thing that moves the needle the most towards your ideal future. It is probably very important, but not very urgent. Tackling your MIT first thing is extremely important! In episode of The Productivity ShowThanh and I walked about how decision fatigue reduces your willpower and zaps your productivity.
So the better approach is to put the thing that is most important at the beginning of your day, when you have the most mental resources in your tank to devote to it. In addition, early in the day is generally when you have the least amount of distractions.
As a parent of 5 kids, I cherish the time in the early morning before everyone else wakes up. But even if you live alone, getting up early can help you find time for the things that are important before your day gets crazy.
Many popular business publications have written about super-successful CEOs who wake up early and leverage this principle to build their companies successfully. Thanh has told me before he loves getting up early and getting to work knowing that the rest of his competition is still asleep.
Brooks has told the story of how he launched DocumentSnap in the early morning from a Starbucks before heading in to his office job.
If you have a desire or a dream for a big project or side hustle, eat your frog and work at it in the beginning of your day if you really want to see it grow. While this may be difficult at first, once you start doing it, it will become addictive.
Once you get that one thing out of the way, the other tasks on your to-do list are going to be easy to finish in comparison.
Plus you set the tone for the rest of the day that work is going to get done. But this will never happen if you just roll out of bed at the sound of your 7th alarm going off on your smartphone. If you fall into the second category, I understand.
Your life is busy. You wake up every day at 7 and you show up at work at 9. Where are you supposed to find time to work on your personal projects? The answer is simple, but you may not like it… You simply wake up earlier. I know this can be difficult, but hear me out.
Before you grab the torches and pitchforks, let me explain. In an effort to escape the craziness of my day-to-day life, I discovered podcasts. And one of the first podcasts I listened to was episode 90 of the now defunct Mikes on Mics podcast where Thanh was a guest.
I was using OmniFocus at this point and had purchased OmniFocus Premium Posts, so I was familiar with who Thanh was and respected his productivity opinion. I was hooked on the idea of eating my frog from the very beginning. Fast forward a year or two, and now I have this idea to write a book.
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