EAT THAT FROG by Brian Tracy

BOOK REVIEW by Ezeonyeka Godswill
TITLE: EAT THAT FROG
AUTHOR: BRIAN TRACY
PUBLISHERS: BERRETT-KOEHLER PUBLISHERS
YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 2001
NUMBER OF PAGES: 129
CHAPTERS: 21
“ It has been said for many years 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” (p.2)
Doesn’t it just annoy how you always have this big invisible and visible amount of work load you want to do and is expected of you, but somehow there’s never enough time? How you could plan and plan but somehow every task takes longer time to accomplish? Lemme guess you’ve even considered praying for extra hours included into our 24 hour per day routine. For starters, you’re not strange or even lazy as most people seem to call you! I know this cos I was once in those same shoes but good thing is I was never comfy in them neither did I settle for less so I fought on till I met my ‘frog-book’. Lols
The author, one of America’s leading authorities on the development of human potential and personal effectiveness, takes a critical look as to the cause and solution of procrastination, low effectiveness and other symptoms characteristic of people in them shoes I spoke about earlier.
With reference to the title, Tracy defines your “frog” as your most important task, the one you’re 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 your results at the moment. (p. 2) The principle the author seeks to teach is that if you discipline yourself to begin immediately and persist until your biggest and most important task is complete before you go on to something else you can live at the height of productivity hence building your self esteem and ruling out all effects procrastination may have had on you!
“Successful, effective people are those who launch directly into their major tasks and then discipline themselves to work steadily and single mindedly until those asks are complete”(p.3)
Tracy’s unique style of writing is reflected in this masterpiece and on a lighter note I think it was written in a way procrastinators could finish it and do so quickly. So he craftily avoids over emphasis and long chapters and to incite interest he place a unique quote before a very chapter. That I think is genius! So before I rewrite his book do get one and remain blessed!

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