How many times have I watched myself, almost completely detached, avoid those tough tasks? The stuff you HATE to do. So many, that I can’t even count. I am ashamed to admit it, but here I am, full disclosure. I do it so much that it even happens on my plate. Yes, that is what I meant. My plate. I eat the yummiest and most satisfying part of my meal first, leaving the stuff I like the least for last.
I spent the better part of 7 years absolving myself of responsibility because “I just couldn’t do it all”. Letting my house get out of control, not accomplishing the important things I had to do. Claiming that everything was just too hard. I had too much to do and not enough time to do it. Granted, I now have three kids and they can suck the energy out of you. Rendering you unmotivated, lethargic and likely to succumb to all the pressure.
See, I like to think I am a very capable and productive person, and I am. And I do accomplish a lot most days, but it is a struggle. The problem is I often procrastinate and avoid those projects/tasks that “feel” too hard. Brian Tracy wrote a book called EAT THAT FROG! He calls those tasks frogs. He encourages you to take on the biggest and ugliest frog in the pile. By eating that big ugly frog, it will probably be the worst thing you have to do that day. Those are also the tasks that are going to bring your life the most value and will make the biggest difference in your life.
I am participating in a Boss Mama Mastermind that Sabrina Greer is hosting. She is helping us navigate entrepreneurship as busy moms. She was the one that recommended EAT THAT FROG! Part of this journey involves a whole lot of personal development. Since I am starting my own business and am entirely new at this, I thought I should take on one more thing. LOL But, you know what, I am feeling great. Instead of feeling overwhelmed by everything and like I’ve go too much on the go. I miraculously feel like I have more time and I happen to be feeling amazing about it too.
If you know me at all, you’ll know that I love me some personal development. I also know a lot about exercise and diet and stress modification and, and, and. But, you know what I did this year? Without even realizing it. I decided to become the student, instead of the teacher. I opened my mind up to learning and accepting some great advice and I have never felt better. Because, you know what? I don’t actually know everything, and I was getting in my own way. So far this year, I have sorted out my diet, which was a huge problem. The thing is, everybody I know probably thought I was eating really well, because that was the impression I loved giving off. I can’t be a health and wellness mentor if I am not eating well. But, it couldn’t have been farther from the truth. Today, I can tell you, that I am eating like a champ.
So, onward and upward I go as I eat those frogs. It’s early April and I have done so much already. I can’t wait to be able to look back on this year and see all that I have accomplished.