Length: 144 pages
Audiobook Length: 2 hours and 37 minutes
First Published: 2001
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It’s time to stop procrastinating and get more of the important things done! After all, successful people don’t try to do everything. They focus on their most important tasks and get those 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 so you can zero in on these critical tasks and accomplish them efficiently and effectively. The core of what is vital to effective time management is: decision, discipline, and determination. And in this fully revised and updated edition, Tracy adds two new chapters. The first explains how you can use technology to remind yourself of what is most important and protect yourself from what is least important. The second offers advice for maintaining focus in our era of constant distractions, electronic and otherwise.
This life-changing book will ensure that you get more of your important tasks done today.
Quotes from Eat That Frog!
One of the very worst uses of time is to do something very well that need not to be done at all.
The hardest part of any important task is getting started on it in the first place. Once you actually begin work on a valuable task, you seem to be naturally motivated to continue.
Everyone procrastinates. The difference between high performers and low performers is largely determined by what they choose to procrastinate on.
It is the quality of time at work that counts and the quantity of time at home that matters.
About Brian Tracy
Brian Tracy is chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a public speaker, and an author whose works include Eat That Frog!, Goals!, and No Excuses! He currently lives in California where he is the president of three companies headquartered in Solana Beach. Visit the author’s website →