I eat a live frog every morning
You might already know that I live on an urban farm with a frog pond. And what you might not know is that I eat a live frog every morning. Now, it’s not a real live frog but it kind of feels like it sometimes.
A friend told me recently about a great quote by Mark Twain that essentially says, “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning, and it’s the worst thing you’ll do all day.”
Sometimes when we try to take action we can get bogged down in self-talk like
- I don’t feel like it
- I’m really stressed out
- I hate things like this
- I’m not good at it
My husband, Cliff, and I decided to commit to eating ONE LIVE FROG A DAY no matter what. We both have big plans in life and what gets in the way are the frogs.
Do you ever make a big decision, feel excited, and get stuck taking action on the next step? Sometimes it can feel like drudgery! You know what you need to get it done so
- Where do I get bogged down?
- What feels like a frog?
- EAT IT!
What’s been interesting about this practice is when I do it, it’s a lot easier than I thought it would be. There’s something to this idea of just taking action on something that I know I need to do. Do it quickly. Just get it over with. Because if it’s ‘the hardest thing,’ everything is easier afterward.
I support you 100% in eating a live frog first thing in the morning, not literally but figuratively.
Hit reply and let me know what frogs you’re eating!
Happy decision making,