“Everyone procrastinates. The difference between high performers and low performers is largely determined by what they choose to procrastinate on.” – Brian Tracy
How to Stop Procrastination?
The incredible book by Brian Tracy entitled – Eat That Frog, Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time is such a helpful resource tool. I personally recommend this to everyone who wants to get out of life’s mundane but doesn’t know how to make a way out of the vicious cycle.
Making the first step towards achieving your goals is always hard but once you get to read this book, your life will open up to a whole new world you never thought possible. And the key is in – time management.
What you do with your time is what you do with your life.
He said, You cannot manage time, you can only manage yourself.
Excerpts from his book – Eat That Frog says it this way:
Time management is really life management. It’s really personal management. It’s really the management of the sequence of events in your life. It’s the ability to choose what you do first, what you do second, and what you do later if at all. And in this ability to choose is your entire life. When you choose the most important thing and you choose to do that first, and choose to do that rather than anything else, you immediately put your life on the fast track. In fact, you can actually double your productivity, performance and output in one day simply by changing your order of choices in the way you use your time.
Everything that you do determines your success; it moves you toward your success or it moves you away. Everything counts.
The second principle that’s important is that you cannot save time. You can only spend time differently. This is really important. You cannot save time because the time goes by inexorably and inevitably. It just tick and ticks. But you can spend it differently, and you can spend it on higher value tasks.
Some people earn ten dollars an hour and some people earn $100 an hour. What’s the difference? The difference is not intelligence, not ability, not natural talent; it’s just simply that higher earning people spend their time on more valuable things.
“The things that matter most must never be at the mercy of the things that matter least.” – Goethe, German philosopher
Do What Matters Most
You have to think about the future and where you’re going, and don’t think about the past or what might have happened. So for you to start doing anything new, you’ve got to stop doing something old. To get in, you have to get out. Your time is limited and your dance card is full. The starting point of good time management is to determine what you’re going to stop doing so that you have more time to do the things that will really make a difference in your life; things that have serious potential future consequences.
In this book, you will learn the 80/20 rule: 20% of what you do accounts for 80% of your results. If you have a list of ten things to do, two of those items will be worth more than all the others put together.
Remember that by working single-mindedly on a single task and doing it 100%, you can actually save as much as 80% of the time required to complete that task. – Brian Tracy
Another technique worth getting from this books is the KWINK technique or the zero-based thinking. If you have known something that which you know now, what would you do now that you have done a long time ago? Do it now and it will all make the difference in your life.
Overall, I wish you inspiration and the courage to do that which you’ve always been wanting to do your whole life. Be Jolly. Stay inspired.
Thanks for reading. Do share if reading this was helpful to you.
My other favourite books (via Amazon):
- Tough Times Never Last, Only Tough People Do – by Robert Schuller
- The 8th Habit – by Stephen Covey
- UNLIMITED POWER: The New Science of Personal Achievement – Anthony Robbins
- How to Get What You Want Faster Than You Thought Possible – Brian Tracy
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