“What is the most valuable use of my time right now?“
I liked following ideas from the book from Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy. There are many other ideas and techniques, but these are the ones I found most important.
- The ability to concentrate single-mindedly 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.
- You need three key qualities to develop the habits of focus and concentration. They are all learn-able. They are decision, discipline and determination.
- One of the very worst uses of time is to do something very well that need not be done at all.
- Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.
- Your weakest key result area sets the height at which you can use all your other skills and abilities.
- Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field.
- By the yard it’s hard; but inch by inch, anything is a cinch!
- Difficulties come not to obstruct, but to instruct.
- You can only get your time and your life under control to the degree to which you discontinue lower value activities.
- Long term thinking improves short term decision making.
‘Eat that frog’ is a great little saying, the key messages in this book is that we need to know our most important tasks (frogs), our 80:20 jobs and do them first thing in the morning.
It’s just over a 100 pages long and it’s a small book so you could read this in 1-2 hours. You could read it in that time if you were not stopping thinking about all the little gems that Brian comes up with.
Read The Truth About Frogs via Brian Tracy blog