Eat the Frog or Build Momentum?

Eat the Frog or Build Momentum?

A lot of things in life are situational. The more I exist, the more I learn the importance of taking 2 completely contradicting ideas and figuring out how to apply them to a certain situation.

I feel this way with “Eating the Frog” or doing the most difficult task first thing in the day. If you do the most difficult task first thing in the day, then the rest of your day will be easy in comparison.

On the other side of the spectrum, you have the idea that you should do the easiest task you have first, that way you can start to build momentum to the more difficult or involved tasks.

So which one is it? The problem is that productivity is personal. One piece of advice will work for one person, while the exact opposite advice will have a much bigger impact on another person.

The reason why my past 2 posts have been so lackluster is because I’ve waited till the end of the day to do them. For me, writing should be the first thing I do in the morning. Otherwise, I end up piece mailing some incoherent thoughts together with whatever time I can find in the evening. For some people, writing is best done at 10 p.m. once everyone is asleep. (It’s me, the person asleep.)

Create a routine that works for you. Don’t wake up at 5 a.m. just because you want to be a part of the 5 a.m. club. Do it because it works for you. Give your body the sleep it needs. Try out new things, see how you react. Find the productivity tips that work for you and don’t be discouraged if a new fad doesn’t work for you. Enjoy the process and keep experimenting.

Questions, comments, or want to start a discussion? I’d love to know your thoughts! Let’s chat over on this post’s Twitter thread.