Eating the Biggest Frog

If you have to eat a live frog… it doesn’t pay to sit and look at it for very long. If you have to eat two frogs, eat the ugliest one first (Brian Tracy).

What’s your personal “ugliest frog”?

What’s the thing you know would have the biggest positive impact on your life, but you don’t want to do it?

Mine is diet control.

“You are what you eat” has become more than a pithy saying to me. My body proves it.

For instance, I went to bed with an upset stomach last night. I had that “GERD feeling.” Heartburn. My gut felt huge. Sleep was restless and peppered with odd, upsetting dreams. Morning found me crawling out of bed feeling like I had a hangover. I’m two hours into the day, right now, and still feel low energy (despite several cups of strong coffee).

I don’t have the flu, and I didn’t drink any alcohol yesterday. But I did load up on pizza, cookies, and ice cream. Sounds harmless enough, right? Most people, perhaps, could handle a diet like that just fine. But I can’t. My diet is kicking my butt and holding me back.

Worst of all, I know what I need to do… but I just won’t do it.

Eat that Frog

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Time for a Roadturn

Brian Tracy’s roadturn moment came when he was sitting in a small apartment, working a job he really didn’t like, and not having a whole lot of success at it.

He was alone, and he was poor.

It occurred to Tracy the direction his life would take from that point forward was entirely up to him. No one was coming to the rescue. His decisions and his decisions alone would determine his destiny.

Brian Tracy decided, then and there, to assume responsibility for himself. He would stop blaming his past, his tough breaks, his limitations… he would blame nothing and nobody. His life was up to him.

Are you ready for a roadturn like that?

I am.

My diet is up to me.

It’s my responsibility alone, and I’m sick of waking up tired. I’m sick of the embarrassment. I’m through with looking like I really don’t care… because I do care.

And I can do something about it.

Will you join me on that journey?

What’s your frog? What’s the biggest thing holding you back from living the life you want?

Eat that frog, and eat it first.

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