Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time is written by the author Brian Tracy and is an excellent self-help book on procrastination and how to tackle it in your life.
I decided to purchase this book after reading his other book, No Excuses: The Power of Self Discipline which I reviewed earlier this year.
Unlike his No Excuses book, this book is written to be a quick, easy read yet still packs a powerful punch. Tracy is very good at motivating you to take action when it comes to achieving more in your life and his style of writing keeps you entertained and excited.
One of the biggest complaints I’ve seen about this book is that it doesn’t provide anything “new” that other self-help books don’t already share. While this is most likely true, I must admit that most self-help books don’t provide much “new” content.
We all know that if you want to lose weight, you have to burn more calories than you eat. If you want a clean and organized house, you must clean and keep it organized. The issue isn’t knowing what we need to do but getting the motivation to do it and stick with it. To look at the bigger picture.
This is something Brian Tracy is good at showing through his writings and what I enjoy most about his stuff. Not only does he do an excellent job at motivating you, but he gives reasoning as to why we should do the things we don’t like doing.
By understanding the reasoning of why we should do be doing those things I believe it will help keep you motivated versus falling off after a couple weeks as tends to happen after most self-help books on procrastination are read.
The concept of the book is simple, if you do these 21 things daily and allow them to become habits it can cause a behavior change and allow forming new habits to become easier over time. This means the book is best used as a checklist and is written as such which is why Tracy uses a lot of bullet points and exercises that you should go over daily.
Unlike other books on procrastination, Brian doesn’t go in to the psychology of procrastination, rather he focuses on action. The main point of the book is eating that frog (the biggest task that produces the biggest results) first each day before doing anything else. For example, if you want to create a business blogging, your frog may be writing first each day before doing anything else.
Some other topics covered in the book include determining your priorities, knowing when it’s okay to procrastinate on certain things, delegating or eliminating certain tasks and using the 80/20 rule. Learning these topics will only help you stay motivated in eating your frog daily.
If procrastination is an issue in your life, you’re not alone! Most people struggle with self-discipline and procrastinate, however, self-discipline is a skill that can be learned and improved and Brian does a great job teaching you how to develop and improve that skill!
You can check out his book over at Amazon!