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There’s a common bit of productivity advice that suggests we begin each morning by eating a proverbial frog. This idea originated from Mark Twain, who once said:
“Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.”
The quote is well-known—it even spawned a popular book written by Brian Tracy. The idea behind the quote is a good one: when you begin each day by doing the most difficult thing on your list, the rest of your day feels like a breeze in comparison.