Eat that FROG!. Most of you who are new to this concept must be thinking. What the Heck, why would I eat a frog?
Well, this book is for those of us who feels overwhelmed with work, business or life and doesn’t know where to start. Brian shares different methods for planning and prioritizing; he shows us how to identify the most important tasks and tips for keeping focused. I for one definitely need this, in trying to balance a family life with three kids plus a challenging career plus a packed extracurricular schedule with my family and outside of it.
I want to give you a little background on the Author. Brian Tracy for those who don’t know him did not finish high school, and was living in a boarding house and now is the best-selling author of over 70 books, consults for thousands of the biggest companies in the world and is one of the most successful authors of today. And he did by applying his Eat that frog concept.
We have a lot cover, so let’s dive right in.
Mark Twain once said that “If the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that, that is probably the worst thing that is going to happen to you all day long.”
So Brian in this book, went further and gave us two rules for eating a frog and said, If you had to eat two frogs, eat the ugliest one first….
Our frog is our hardest, most important task, and is the one we are most likely to procrastinate on if we don’t handle it first. We all need to develop a habit of tackling our most important tasks first.
The second rule is ” If you have to eat a live frog at all, it doesn’t pay to sit and look at it for very long.” basically don’t procrastinate on it.
I want to end with this lesson.
To get over procrastination, we need to really know ourselves and what we want to achieve. Face our limitations, organize our time and EAT OUR FROGS! When we take on the hardest and most important tasks first, we’ll train ourselves to stay the course to achieving our life dreams and goals.