Apr 292013
 

Eat That Frog!.
Brian Tracy.

I have never been very good at setting goals. Usually my goal is to just get through the day. My plan has always been to do more of the same only better.

My written goal now is to write out my goals!

Here is a great rule for success:Think on paper.
Only about 3 percent of adults have clear, written goals. These people accomplish five and ten times as much as people of equal or better education and ability but who, for whatever reason, have never taken the time to write out exactly what they want.

Page: 17

Do you have written goals?


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Apr 282013
 

Eat That Frog!.
Brian Tracy.

You must develop the routine of “eating your frog” before you do anything else and without taking too much time to think about it

Page: 14

I have added “Label Frog” as the first item on my Daily Checklist.
The second item on my Daily Checklist is “Eat That Frog.”

Each morning I make sure that I have only one item on my Office ToDo List that is ‘starred’ and ‘high priority.’ Hopefully I will get a couple things checked off my ToDo List but this item is my focus each day. I may be interrupted and have urgent items come up but I come back to this item to get it done. Once done, I can go back to my Daily Checklist and check “Eat That Frog” as complete.


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Apr 282013
 

Eat That Frog!.
Brian Tracy.

Page 13 has two great quotes related to ‘eating frogs’, i.e. getting your primary task done first:

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.
The first rule of frog eating is this: If you have to eat two frogs, eat the ugliest one first.
The second rule of frog eating is this:If you have to eat a live frog at all, it doesn’t pay to sit and look at it for very long.

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Apr 272013
 

Eat That Frog!.
Brian Tracy.

The ability to concentrate singlemindedly 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. This key insight is the heart and soul of this book.

Page: 11

It is not getting things done that matters most. What matters most is getting the most important things done.

Apr 262013
 

Eat That Frog!.
Brian Tracy.

And forget about solving your time management problems by becoming more productive. No matter how many personal productivity techniques you master, there will always be more to do than you can ever accomplish in the time you have available to you, no matter how much it is.

Page: 9

When I started ‘collecting’ things I needed to do on my ToDo list, I became discouraged because the list kept getting longer & longer even though I was checking things off the list.

That is why lists are important. You must have some way to prioritize what needs to be done because you will never get it all done. And, if you are not going to get it all done, it is best to do those things that are most important to you and let the others slide.