Dreading is Worse that Doing

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I had something that I needed to do today. Well, really I needed to do it a week ago. But I put it off, and put it off.

And then today arrived, and I had to do it.

And once I had, it was fine.

Only it would have been so much better if I’d just done it a week ago, instead of spending all week trying to avoid thinking about it. Ignoring it tapping me on the shoulder. Pretending it wasn’t hovering around waiting for me to attend to it.

Letting the dread build up, for the inevitable moment of “doing the thing”.

And like I said. I did it. It was fine.

There’s a brilliant book by Brian Tracy, called “Eat that Frog”.

It’s a simple concept. Do the things that you don’t want to do first. Just get them done.

If you’ve got to eat a frog by the end of the day, no matter what happens, you can either spend all day thinking about it, dreading it, worrying about, and then do it. Or you can get it over with and get on with your day.

Got some frogs to eat? Go do it.