I call my Most Important Actions for the day my Frog List after the book Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy. The name comes from a Mark Twain quote: “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.”
Here’s my number one Frog for the next two weeks:
My creative process is low-tech and time-consuming. Two weeks of daily practice should help me get faster and figure out my technical issues. Like the whole white balance thing, or whatever it’s called.
Making daily web comics is one step towards my ultimate goal to publish my graphic novel about cycle touring. I’ve been teaching myself about comics with these helpful books from the library.
Truthfully, it’s hard to stay focused on my comic today. I’m still simmering with rage about something that happened last night. I left work at the restaurant around 9pm to find that some shitty person had stolen my bike seat off my bicycle. It was a well-worn leather Brooks saddle, not cheap at all. I had to ride the two miles home standing up.
Doesn’t getting ripped off just suck?
I’m trying hard to not be consumed with fantasies of violent revenge.
When I’m feeling sorry for myself like this, it’s tempting to indulge in activities that are definitely not on the Frog List.
For instance, binge-watching bad TV and eating raw cookie dough.
Words with Friends, you are absolutely NOT on the Frog List.
Since I don’t have be perfect, I scheduled time for my less productive hobbies next Monday.