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Mark Twain was fond of saying, “Eat a live frog first thing
in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” What
Mr. Twain was trying to say is that if you get the most dreaded thing you have
to do out of the way, it's unlikely that anything else that you experience
could cause any worse discomfort. That's why if you have a particularly
discouraging job to get done, you should do it first and get it out of the way so that the rest of your day can proceed as
Dealing with Tasks
As a virtual assistant, you’re going to find yourself tasked
with a number of jobs. Some of these jobs are not exactly what you would call
entertaining and some are downright boring. As a virtual assistant, jobs and
their priority should mean a lot to you, and that’s why we must remember Mr.
Twain’s words about eating the frog and facing the most dire of tasks first.
Putting that task at the head of your queue gets it out of the way and leaves
you time to get the rest of your stuff done without it hanging over your head.
Getting those key tasks out of the way early gives you a leg up on the rest of
the day and can do wonders for your motivation and can even help you get your
virtual assistant jobs accomplished faster.
“GSD” – Getting Stuff Done
Virtual assistants usually find themselves with a large
volume of work that seems impossible to complete until they’re put in an order.
Even so, setting up your order can mean the difference between getting all your
tasks done and only completing some or most of your virtual assistant jobs.
What’s the key to scheduling? Eat the frog. Put your
least desirable and most dreaded tasks first. Get them out of the way so you
can deal with the more attractive tasks as the day goes on. When your mind is
fresh, it’s a lot easier to deal with disagreeable tasks. When your mind has
already had some work to do it tends to be less inclined to dealing with the
Probably the most
effective way of not accomplishing your goals as a virtual assistant is waiting
too long to get started on them. Mark Twain was right, the longer you put off
something less than ideal, the harder it is to
actually get started on it and the easier it is to just procrastinate it away. "Seize the day" is a Roman
saying ('Carpe Diem'), meaning that you can do whatever you want with a day,
and unless you actually try to do something with it, you will end up wasting
it. Utilize your time to the fullest, there is no better time to do something
than right now. Don't let your virtual assistant jobs fall by the wayside. Get
your brain in gear and get that project done, no matter how unappealing it is
right now. At least, when it's done, you won't have to worry about it anymore.
Ok, so go ahead and Eat that Frog!