Eat That Frog
by Brian Tracy


Eat That Frog Summary"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.”“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 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.”“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.”

1. Set the Table

2. Plan Every Day in Advance

3. Apply the 80/20 Rule to Everything

4. Consider the Consequences

5. Practice Creative Procrastination

6. Use the ABCDE Method Continually

7. Focus on Key Result Areas

8. Apply the Law of Three

9. Prepare Thoroughly Before You Begin

10. Take It One Oil Barrel at a Time

11. Upgrade Your Key Skills

21. Single Handle Every Task

20. Develop a Sense of Urgency

19. Create Large Chunks of Time

18. Slice and Dice the Task

17. Get Out of the Technological Time Sinks

16. Motivate Yourself into Action

15. Maximize Your Personal Powers

14. Put the Pressure on Yourself

13. Identify Your Key Constraints

12. Leverage Your Special Talents