Eat That Frog!
21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time, Third Edition, Updated with Two New Chapters
Eat That Frog! is one of the best books on time management ever written, an international bestseller with over a million and a half copies sold that's been translated into more than forty languages. Now Brian Tracy has updated this modern classic with two brand-new chapters, making it even more essential than before.
Tracy says there just isn't enough time for everything on our to-do list—and there never will be. Successful people don't try to do everything. They learn to focus on the most important tasks and make sure those get done. They eat their frogs.
There's an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is eat a live frog, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're done with the worst thing you'll have to do all day. For Tracy, eating a frog is a metaphor for tackling your most challenging task—but also the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life. Eat That Frog! shows you how to organize each day—and your entire life—so you can zero in on these critical tasks and accomplish them efficiently and effectively.
In this fully revised and updated edition, Tracy adds two new chapters. The first one explains how you can use technology to remind yourself of what is most important and protect yourself from what is least important—in other words, to help you eat your frogs. The second offers advice for maintaining focus in our era of constant distractions, electronic and otherwise.
But one thing remains unchanged: Brian Tracy cuts to the core of what is vital to effective time management: decision, discipline, and determination. This life-changing book will ensure that you get more of your important tasks done—today!
Frogs can taste good!
Brian Tracy takes a lot of great ideas and puts them together in one book. I loved it so much that I took the time to listen to the audio book while sitting in front of my computer to write out an outline of it. I kept the outline in my briefcase and would review it during down times such as waiting for meetings to start. Buy it!
Save your money!!!
I am a HUGE Brian Tracy fan, but he really missed the boat with this one. Helpful tidbits turned to condescending rhetoric, and the usually welcomed elaborations ended up being more like endless droning. I found myself saying "I get it, you can move on now." If you own any other Brian Tracy books, you have everything that is in this book; in case you don't own another Brian Tracy book, let me summarize this book for you.
1) Plan ahead
2) Effectively Prioritize
3) Believe in yourself
4) Stop being lazy
Mix these 4 principles with a book of inspiring quotes from 1985 and you have "Eat That Frog!"
That last guy was right...
this book is not for you if you already own some of his writings... but a woderful piece to add to the collection.
p.s. The psychology of achievement is my favorite... and the most insightfull... trust me