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Each day you have a challenge to solve and you are about to postpone carrying out it even though somewhat the challenge may impact on your life. So how can you stop procrastinating and get more done in less time? You can have the answer in “Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time”.
Published in 2006, “Eat That Frog” by Brian Tracy, introduces 21 effective ways to conquer procrastination and focus on your task. In the book, the author shows how to organize the work each day so that you can get more work done in fast pace and reminds the purpose of the time-management skills.
Below are twenty-one great ways to stop procrastinating, focus on work and spend time with other meaningful things in life.
1. Set the table (goal setting)
2. Plan every day in advance
3. Apply the 80/20 rule to everything
4. Consider the sequences
5. Practice the ABCDE Method continually (rating and prioritizing)
6. Focus on key result areas
7. Obey the Law of Forced Efficiency (do the most important first)
8. Prepare thoroughly before you begin
9. Do your homework
10. Leverage your special talents
11. Identify you key constraints
12. Take it one oil barrel at a time
13. Put the pressure on yourself
14. Maximize your personal powers
15. Motivate yourself into action
16. Practice creative procrastination
17. Do the most difficult task first
18. Slice and dice the task
19. Create large chunks of time
20. Develop a sense of urgency
21. Single handle every task
There’s an old saying: if you eat a live frog first thing each morning, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that it’s probably the worst thing you’ll do all day. Using “eat that frog” as a metaphor for tackling the most challenging task of your day, the one you are most likely to procrastinate on, but also the one that might have the greatest positive impact on your life, Eat That Frog! shows you how to zero in on these critical tasks and organize your day. You’ll not only get more done faster, but get the right things done.
In his trademark high-energy style, acclaimed speaker and best-selling author Brian Tracy cuts to the core of what is vital to effective personal time management: decision, discipline, and determination. He reminds us: “The purpose of time-management skills, of eating that frog, and getting more done in less time, is to enable you to spend more ‘face time’ with the people you care about, doing the things that give you the greatest amount of joy in life.”
©2006 Brian Tracy; (P)2006 The Audio Partners Publishing Corp.