There's a saying (how old/authentic I can't say) that goes:
'If the first thing you do when you wake up is eat a live frog, then the rest of the day can only improve.'*
Similarly, according to author Brian Tracy if you tackle the most important, scary or difficult task on your to-do list first, before you check your emails or surf the web or open post - the rest of the day can only get better. Plus, you've got your main task - the one you might otherwise be tempted to procrastinate - out of the way.
We published this book at my old workplace, and some of us actually began to use the phrase in normal conversations: 'I've got such a frog to eat' or 'Can't come to lunch, I haven't eaten my frog'. Today I ate 2 frogs: made a scary phone call and called to chase an invoice. I have another frog that I've left half-eaten, but I think I should be able to eat it in another week or so.
What about you? Have you eaten today's frog?
* No frogs were harmed in the writing of this post.