3 cups of rice, 2 frogs, or any other goal

As you know, I brought along a rice cooker to Korea. It’s a three-cupper: I can make three cups of rice in one shot. Most of the time, I don’t make a full pot, but every once in a while, I go for it.

The trick to eating all three cups in one sitting, if I decide to do that instead of saving some of it, is not to eat it one kernel at a time.

It’s like the old advice about eating frogs. They say if you have to eat two frogs, eat the ugliest one first.

Sometimes we think it’s a good idea to start with small goals and work our way up. Sometimes that is a good idea. Other times, though, it’s a much better plan to go all in from the beginning and accomplish as much as you can before you realize what hit you.

The best challenges are the ones that are worth it even if you fail.

So eat up!