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Six Productivity Lessons I Learned From Eating Frogs That Helped Me to Get My PhD (You will love #4)

Budapest danube

“There is one quality that one must possess to win and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants and the burning desire to achieve it” – Napoleon Hill 

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Why Eating Frogs as a Child Had a Lasting Impression on Me

Despite being from Hungary, a country with world-famous cuisine, I was a very picky eater as a child. I was so picky, in fact, that my grandmother’s full-time job was to make sure that I ate enough nutritious foods throughout the day so I would reach a normal weight for my age before I entered first grade. (I am happy to say that she succeeded thanks to her amazing culinary skills.)

There was only one place, besides my grandmother’s kitchen, where I really liked to eat. The restaurant was on the banks of the Danube, the river that runs down the middle of our capital, Budapest  (see picture above).  There was nothing special about the food, but the restaurant had a special story.
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