Saturday, March 22, 2008

Eat That Frog! (1st thoughts)

This reminded me about Frog Porridge!!! Hahaha... yes, it's a delicacy! But my Bhutanese friends, to-date, still can't believe we eat Frog Porridge! :P

No, no... this book is not about eating REAL frogs! It's a metaphor.

It's about fighting "Procrastinating" by reframing the "problem" positively... have just started reading... hahaha... wondering if I would finish the book... OK, it's self-fulfilling prophecy in play again, "I don't like to read"... Sign... looking at the shelf - hm... they are not impulsive buys... I'm very sure ('cos I know I usually won't finish the book), but it's really... Argrrrrrrrrrrr....

Anyway, started reading the first few chapters... along the way jotted down some thoughts and questions... after setting level 14 as the background...

What's the "frog"? Hm... like the "monkey" (in the one-minute manager), it's a piece of work to complete - but it's more than that, it comes with a perception casted on it, the doer's emotion and psyche towards the task! Ah... very difficult to put it across in black and white, but as you read the book, you can connect to it pretty easily.

There are a few "Rules" at the beginning chapter - again, it's a "Who don't know?" but it's really "How often it's practise?!"

The 1st rule of frog eating is: If you have to eat two frogs, eat the ugliest first.
That is to practise 先苦后甜nothing more worse off will come...

The 2nd rule of frog eating is: If you have to eat a live frog at all, it doesn't pay to sit and look at it for very long.
So, it's a matter of time, isn't it? Don't prolong suffering - the longer you wait, the more fear, the more worry will be generated... 速战速决,长痛不如短痛 cut short the pain.


1 comment:

Matthew Cornell said...

Thanks for the link!