Eat that Frog Summary -- Book Summary
Blot Title : Eat that Frog Summary
Author : Brian Tracy
 
 
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About Author : Brian Tracy is a professional speaker, trainer, and consultant and is the chairman of Brian Tracy International, a training and consulting company based in Solana Beach, California. He is also a self-made millionaire.
 
In his mid-twenties, he became a salesman and began climbing up through the business world. Year by year, studying and applying every idea, method, and technique he could find, he worked his way up to become chief operating officer of a $265-million development company.
 He is considered to be one of the foremost authorities on success and achievement in the world. 
Eat that Frog by Brian Tracy
 Some people are doing better than others because they do things differently and they do the right things right. Successful, happy, prosperous people use their time far, far better than the average person.
 
The ability to concentrate single mindedly on your most important task, to do it well and to finish it completely, is the key to great success, achievement, respect, status, and happiness in life. 
 
There have never been more possibilities and opportunities for you to achieve more of your goals than exist today. If you are like most people today, you are overwhelmed with too much to do and too little time.
The Need to Be Selective
An average person who develops the habit of setting clear priorities and getting important tasks completed quickly will run circles around a genius who talks a lot and makes wonderful plans but who gets very little done.
The Truth about Frogs 
Your “frog” is your biggest, most important task, the one you are most likely to procrastinate on if you don’t do something about it.
The first rule of frog eating is this: If you have to eat two frogs, eat the ugliest one first.   If you have two important tasks before you, start with the biggest, hardest, and most important task first. 
 
Discipline yourself to begin immediately and then to persist until the task is complete before you go on to something else. Continually remind yourself that one of the most important decisions you make each day is what you will do immediately and what you will do later, if you do it at all.
 
The key to reaching high levels of performance and productivity is to develop the lifelong habit of tackling your major task first thing each morning.
“Failure to execute” is one of the biggest problems in organizations today.
Develop the Habits of Success 
Your success in life and work will be determined by the kinds of habits that you develop over time.
 
The habit of setting priorities, overcoming procrastination, and getting on with your most important task is a mental and physical skill.  This habit of starting and completing important tasks has an immediate and continuous payoff. 
 
You are designed mentally and emotionally in such a way that task completion gives you a positive feeling.  Whenever you complete a task of any size or importance, you feel a surge of energy, enthusiasm, and self-esteem.
Develop a Positive Addiction 
One of the keys to your living a wonderful life, having a successful career, and feeling terrific about yourself is to develop the habit of starting and finishing important jobs.
 
Practice is the key to mastering any skill. Fortunately, your mind is like a muscle. It grows stronger and more capable with use.
Visualize Yourself as You Want to Be  
Your mental picture of yourself has a powerful effect on your behavior. Visualize yourself as the person you intend to be in the future.
 
Your self-image, the way you see yourself on the inside, largely determines your performance on the outside.  There is one quality that one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants and a burning desire to achieve it. — Napoleon hill 
Set the Table
You have to decide exactly what you want to achieve in each area of your life. Clarity is perhaps the most important concept in personal productivity. The number one reason why some people get more work done faster is because they are absolutely clear about their goals and objectives.
 
The greater clarity you have regarding what you want and the steps you will have to take to achieve it, the easier it will be for you to overcome procrastination. Only about 3 percent of adults have clear, written goals. 
 
There is a powerful formula for setting and achieving goals that you can use for the rest of your life.  
One of the very worst uses of time is to do something very well that need not be done at all.
Think on paper. When you write down a goal, you crystallize it and give it tangible form. You create something that you can touch and see.
The Power of Written Goals 
Clear written goals have a wonderful effect on your thinking. They motivate you and galvanize you into action.
Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement. The bigger your goals and the clearer they are, the more excited you become about achieving them.
Every morning when you begin, take action on the most important task you can accomplish to achieve your most important goal at the moment.
Plan Every Day in Advance
Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.  — Alan lakein
“How do you eat an elephant?” The answer is “One bite at a time!”
 
Your mind, your ability to think, plan, and decide, is your most powerful tool for overcoming procrastination and increasing your productivity. Your ability to make good plans before you act is a measure of your overall competence.  
Increase Your Return on Energy 
One of your top goals at work should be for you to get the highest possible return on your investment of mental, emotional, and physical energy.
 
Always work from a list. When something new comes up, add it to the list before you do it.
Make your list the night before for the workday ahead.
The more time you take to make written lists of everything you have to do, in advance, the more effective and efficient you will be. 
 
When you plan each day in advance, you will find it much easier to get going and to keep going. The work will go faster and smoother than ever before. 
The most valuable tasks you can do each day are often the hardest and most complex.
Whatever you choose to do over and over eventually becomes a habit that is hard to break. 
 
The hardest part of any important task is getting started on it in the first place.  
 Time management is really life management, personal management. It is really taking control of the sequence of events.
 
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