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Beat procrastination!

We dive into one simple, powerful strategy to tackle what matters the most.

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[Sounds of hearts pounding, heavy breathing, yelps of terror, and scary music]
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Bryce, Abigail, and Cassidy: Eat that frog!
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Drew: Favorite American icon Mark Twain is known for three things: his amazing books,
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his amazing hair… wait, just a second…
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Yes, yes, I see it, you magnificent b-… oh, ummm; right, three things: books, hair,
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and quotable quotes.
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It's rumored that Mark Twain once said, "Every day I wake up and I eat a live frog.
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That way I can be sure that the worst thing that can happen to me that day had already
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happened."
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How very clever!
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And how very Twainian.
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Author Brian Tracy took that idea and called it Eat That Frog!
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He says all of us have a task that we need to do, but we've been putting it off.
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And that task is the "frog."
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And if we keep putting it off, it begins to feel like some kind of Jurassic Park, monster-frog
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hybrid – instead of just… cute little Kermit.
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If we keep putting it off it gets bigger and bigger, and we get smaller and smaller…
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And the next thing you know, we're flat on our face.
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So find your "frog."
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It could be a test that's a large portion of your grade.
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You've been putting it off, and you think to yourself, "Well, I'll study the night before."
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But what if, instead, you worked on it a little bit every day?
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Or perhaps it's like a term paper, and instead of writing that the night before, what if
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you wrote a little bit every day?
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In that way, all of a sudden those big tasks that you've been avoiding become smaller.
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And you become more powerful and able to accomplish your goals.
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And you can be sure that the most important tasks are getting done.
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Now, if you'll excuse me, I have my own difficult task to which I must attend.
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Frog: Ribbit!