I was looking back at my previous post-birthday posts. (this is why I need an editor)
… and I had quite a bit to share and express about so much. Appreciations for people, various friends I was with that day and gifted me their time.
… and as someone who writes I thought, well I wonder what I will say for this birthday reflection.
I’m still not sure 😉 so here goes.
Gifts are much different to me now than they used to be. One of the gifts I’ve been giving myself that I didn’t even realize was a gift, was time and attention to things I value and own.
The other day I was organizing my library of books. A library that is a 3rd of the size it used to be, and that I’m deeply grateful to have.
There was some minor KonMari’ing it. Which I bravely admit, I’m starting to explore a bit, in order to align further with my Minimalism beliefs and where I fall on that spectrum.
While I was organizing, I realized I have a small section from when I wanted to get into personal development a few years back which is a much different slant than the self help that I was most accustomed to.
As I was looking at each book, “Eat That Frog” by Brian Tracy continued to make itself known. I placed it on my desk and decided I’d make this a priority book this week.
Last night after hubby went to bed I started to read a bit of it, and I do remember the general context, but I needed a reminder.
Yes, even me, the organizational, have a plan, stick to the plan, but also have freedom and do joyful things, Lady-Like-BallOfStarDust Unicorn Riding Oracle, through the fields of all things light and dark, needed the reminder.
You take the most important task of the day that you really do not want to do, and do it.
Stop talking about doing it.Don’t make a spreadsheet in your BuJo about doing it.Don’t post about doing it.Don’t tell someone your’e “going to do it starting Monday”.
You just do it.
So, I have 2 things that are “eat that frog” for me.
Brian says, “If you have to eat two frogs, eat the ugliest one first”.
So this morning, I ate the ugliest one first.
My frogs are currently private so I won’t be expressing what they are, but I want you to stop thinking for a moment about what you’ve been avoiding, because you’ve already done plenty thinking.
How about just going for it? Go do the thing.
I did, and I’m grateful. I feel a sense of accomplishment, and it’s weird but needed and necessary.
I hope you choose today to eat the ugly frog first, if you have one. If you have one, maybe it’s a cute frog, either way, Eat the Frog.