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The Frog

“Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” ― Mark Twain

“Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination: never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.” – Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

“Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination: never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.” – Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

There’s an old saying “eat the frog first” – do what you don’t want to do first so you stop procrastinating and move on. When we delay starting, we give too much power to the “frog.” Our perceptions, assumptions and worries are not reality, but we make them our reality when they prevent us from living the good life we are meant to live.

Jump to it and eat the frog! There’s a lot of living to savor and not a lot of time to do it.

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  1. It doesn’t do much for the frog’s day though! And come to think of it, if I had to eat a frog first thing in the morning, I might be tempted just to stay in bed all day! ;-D! Seriously, I too have used the phrase and believe in the wisdom of the concept. Thank you for the reminder.

    September 15, 2014
    • We’ll also have a shortage of frogs too. Have a great day frog eating.

      September 15, 2014
  2. My father’s version was, “If you have to swallow a toad, do it now, ’cause it can only get bigger.”

    September 15, 2014
    • That’s a great one! I’ve also heard, when you’re eating pie, eat the crust first.

      September 15, 2014
  3. Great post! Made me smile! Your pooches are soooo cute! Hugz Lisa and Bear

    September 16, 2014
  4. I formerly subscribed to this and then I turned it around because I never got to what I wanted to do. Doing what I love allows me the energy to do what I must do without resentment or procrastination……most of the time. And then I can actually enjoy what otherwise would have been drudgery.

    September 17, 2014

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