Eat That Frog! Book Cover

Eat That Frog!

21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
Book by: Brian Tracy
Publishing Year: 2017
77 Views
Reading time: Key takeways: Quotes:

What’s inside

There’s an old saying that if you eat a live frog every morning after you wake up, then it will probably be the worst thing you’ll do the entire day. Brian Tracy works this metaphor into a fundamental idea in his highly influential, bestselling book. Most of us procrastinate and delay our most important work. Tracy shares effective and practical techniques in this book that will help you get your work done on time, and make the most out of each day! Try to incorporate Tracy’s suggestions into your daily life and you’ll be all set to eat that frog and fulfill your goals!

Show More
book summary app

Download app now

Lesson 1. Chalk out your plan of action.

Every successful plan begins with a clear-cut goal. You need to have clarity regarding what you want to achieve. Once the goal is clear in your mind, you can work on your plan of action. 

It is important to write your goal down at the beginning. Did you know that those who have written goals accomplish five to ten times more than others who don’t? 

So you’ve managed to set down a definite goal on paper. What next? Plan your time in advance. Break your goal down into a series of steps which you can cover one at a time. 

You can also use checklists. Using checklists is an effective method that helps you visualize your goal beforehand. Every time you finish a task, mark it as complete on your checklist. This really helps keep you motivated. It will give you a sense of accomplishment, and push you to work towards your final objective.

Also, research has shown that productivity and success improve by 25 percent, when you work from a list. You also save a lot of time, since the entire plan of action is already laid out in front of you. You don’t have to sit and wonder what to do next. 

Tracy lays down something called the 80/20 rule or the Pareto Principle. According to this rule, every list of ten tasks should contain two which are more important than the rest. Focus more on these two.

We have a general tendency to emphasize on the easier tasks. However, the 80/20 rule will help you not lose sight of the two most difficult tasks.

Lesson 2. Importance of having long-term goals and prioritizing your tasks.

So you have a definite goal and you’ve also broken it down into a set of smaller tasks. Now how do you go about executing these tasks?

Having long-term goals is extremely beneficial. A study conducted by Harvard University has shown that having long-term goals is the biggest indicator of whether someone will succeed in achieving their goals. It’s an even bigger indicator than educational or social background. So be far-sighted and have long-term goals! You’ll have greater chances of being successful!

Sort your tasks according to their priority. The ABCDE method is something you can use to prioritize your tasks. This method involves assigning a letter to each of the tasks you’ve written down, depending on their priority. The one with the letter A will have a higher priority than the one with

Unlock Knowledge with Wizdom App

Explore a world of insights and wisdom at your fingertips with the Wizdom app.

  • 1 Million+ App Download
  • 4.9App Store Rating
  • 5000+Summaries & Podcasts

Reviews for Summary of Eat That Frog!

0.0
Vote: 0

About the author

Brian Tracy Image

Brian Tracy is chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International. As a keynote speaker and seminar leader, he addresses more than 250,000 people each year and is one of America’s leading authorities on the development of human potential and personal effective...

Unlock Eat That Frog! Lessons!

Download our app for instant access to the summarized version and Audiobook of 'Eat That Frog!'
Eat That Frog! Book Cover
Chapter List
  • Lesson 1. Chalk out your plan of action.
  • Lesson 2. Importance of having long-term goals and prioritizing your tasks.
  • Lesson 3. It’s all about self-exploration.
  • Lesson 4. Train yourself to be the best version of you.
  • Lesson 5. Dealing with obstacles.
  • Lesson 6. Time-management is the key to getting things done on time.
book summary app

Download app now

You May Also Like:


FAQs

In the summary of Eat That Frog! book, there are 6 key lessons. These lessons include:

  1. Lesson 1. Chalk out your plan of action.
  2. Lesson 2. Importance of having long-term goals and prioritizing your tasks.
  3. Lesson 3. It’s all about self-exploration.
  4. Lesson 4. Train yourself to be the best version of you.
  5. Lesson 5. Dealing with obstacles.
  6. Lesson 6. Time-management is the key to getting things done on time.

Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy was published in 2017.

Once you've completed Eat That Frog! book, We suggest reading out Getting Things Done as a great follow-up read.

Yes, the book Eat That Frog! is really good to read. 77 people have searched for the book summary on the Wizdom platform. The book summary has a rating of 0.0, 0 on our platform.

In the printed version of Eat That Frog! book have over 300 pages and usually takes 8-10 days to finish. However, with the Wizdom app, including its summary and audiobook, it can be completed in just 15 minutes.

Write a Review