February 06, 2010

Eat that frog - Brian Tracy

  • Eat that Frog! Don’t worry it’s got nothing to do with breakfast, lunch or dinner. I had bought this book like a couple of years back. In fact I had got it as a gift for my cousin. She was in HSC then, after I read this book I knew it would definitely help her. Brian Tracy is an excellent author usually writes books on Management and self help. His concepts are usually similar however worth the read in each and every book. Anyways “Eat that Frog” is a book which has techniques to help you avoid the old sin they call ‘Procrastination’
  • It’s written very well with interesting anecdotes that will enchant you at every page of the book. Here’s something like that,
  • “An old saying is 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!" Your "FROG" is the one you are most likely to procrastinate on if you don't do something about it now! It is also the one task that can have the greatest positive impact on your life and results at the moment.”
  • In addition to anecdotes like these, the book focuses on 21 rules to ‘Eat that Frog’ i.e. avoid procrastination. Rules like:
  • 1) Set the table
  • RULE1: Think on paper!Step 1 - Decide exactly what you wantStep 2 - Write it down!
  • Step 3 - Set a deadline on your goal
  • Step 4 - Make a list of everything that you can think of that you are going to have to do to achieve your goal
  • Step 5 - Organize the list into a plan
  • Step 6 - Take action on your plan immediately!Step 7 - Resolve to do something every single day that moves you toward your major goal.
  • A book, which will be an interesting, read for people who love self-help and motivational books. Here’s another one to your collection. In fact for people who are already into these kind of books must have already read this book I’m sure. For those who haven’t please do and I’m sure you’d find it worthwhile.

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