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Do Your Worst Task First


Article from FastCompany:

Work Smart: Do Your Worst Task First (Or, Eat a Live Frog Every Morning)

Refers to doing the task that is most important for the day first thing in the morning (also lovingly referred to as “eating your live frog”).

This reminds me of the principles in Marcus Buckingham’s (@mwbuckingham) book Go Put Your Strengths to Work.  This book focuses 0n identifying your strengths, then taking steps to spend more of your day living in your strengths and minimizing your weaknesses.  In particular, he speaks of the tasks that you HAVE to do that are weaknesses – do those first thing in the morning and get them out of the way so they don’t hang over your head.  These tasks are draining and weigh upon a person.

Imagine if more people really understood how they are wired, even just a little bit better, AND they took purposeful steps to do something with that information.  How much more engaged, fulfilled, and productive would we all be?  How would something like this impact the outcomes of an organization, the economy of a country, or even the global economy?  Big questions, but powerful ones!

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