Every day you wake up to a new day, oblivious to the challenges that arise that day.
Life is so continuous that this is the scene of every single day. It has nothing to do with our wish or will. We constantly have this challenge to take up. Many of us do not even have a daily agenda to handle the various tasks. Few are easy, few are okay and few are unpleasant. We randomly start working on the tasks of the day.
How do we fare well? Are we supposed to understand the secret of it? What are we expected to do?
The feeling of doing the most unpleasant thing is daunting. It sits on our minds even before attempting the task. Weirdly, we do not see our inner conflict in handling these tasks. To please our mind, we delay doing it. This is judging the experience without attempting with an open mind.
There is a phrase called ” Eat the frog”. It means that do the most unpleasant thing first. Do not procrastinate because it is not getting any easier with time.
If you have 10 items on your To-Do list on a day, select the hardest and unpleasant thing from it and do it immediately. Now the worst thing for that day is already finished. You don’t need to groan about it. As the worst thing for the day is over, you can feel relaxed. On the contrary, if this item doesn’t get kicked out first, it demotivates you until it is finished. You cannot focus on other tasks at hand. Bitter is no more bitter if you develop taste for it without judging it. Just try it.
Practice this ritual daily. This eliminates your unwillingness of doing tough tasks and adventurous stuff. The quality of your life will be greatly enhanced. This newly developed habit empowers you. You shall thank yourself for becoming this person with ‘I can do anything” attitude.
“Mark Twain once said that if the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that that is probably the worst thing that is going to happen to you all day long.”