Thursday, August 27, 2009

Bon Appetit!

I have to eat a frog. It's a big one, and totally not something I would have put on my plate. But life isn't always a serve yourself buffet.

I've read this book (it was the first thing I thought of when I saw the hardcover edition of my first book). You'd think it would help. It all sounds so reasonable in the abstract: start with a big bite, keep a positive attitude, note your progress not how far you have to go before it's over... But it's not so easy when applied to real life. I mean, we're talking about something so yucky that the best analogy is eating an amphibian. That's some pretty gross stuff.

So help me, awesome blog friends: how do you make yourself do unpleasant yet necessary things? Any tips?


heidikins said...

Cover it in chocolate and hope for the best?

Or, more reasonably, chop it up into little teensy pieces and slip them in at sneaky times so you don't realize, before you know it, the "frog" will be gone.

Good luck!

LEstes65 said...

Heidikins is onto something. I was thinking, if the "frog" can be broken down into smaller items, then you could tackle them, one at a time. Small successes, gaining confidence with each one. But if it's something that you have to tackle all together (ie - that great white you have to wrestle), then my only answer is "Pray, pray, pray." I'll pray for you, too.

Abby Green said...

I've come to discover that what works best for me is just to do it right away and get it over with. The longer I wait, the more my anxiety increases...and it never magically disappears as I've often wished for.

Sarakastic said...

I outsource it to my boyfriends. This is a good example of why I'm single.