Day 36 - Today during my miracle morning I finished reading another book! This one was recommended to me via a social media post that I read, it is called Eat that Frog by Brian Tracy. In his book he discusses procrastination and how to over come it. He has some amazing practical advice along with insights and wisdom on how to deal with the emotions and habits we might have developed around procrastination.
It is suggested 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 worse things that is going to happen to you all day long.'
No no don't panic not a real frog it's a metafore The "frog” is your biggest, most important task, the one you are most likely to procrastinate on if you don’t do something about it.
I highly recommend this book. It follows on very nicely from the Miracle Morning giving some practice steps on moving things forward.
Let me share here some of the things I will be taking away from reading it.
✅Plan and Proritise in advance
✅Consider consequences of doing or not doing your tasks -decide or find out what really matters
✅Select the most important task for the day and concentrate solely on this until it is done first
✅Folow A,B,C, D process “A” stands for “very important;” something you must do. "B” stands for “important;” something you should do. "C” stands for things that are “nice to do" There are no negative consequences for not completing it.“D” stands for “delegate.” “E” stands for “eliminate"
✅Do what needs to be done first even if your not that keen on doing it - Eating that frog ?
✅ Upgrade skills - learn how to do something to help get the job done better or faster
✅Know your strengths and currents skills and use them
✅Understand your own routines - when am I at my best? And remember self care!
✅If its a large task , break it down
✅Have a sense or urgency , get excited , keep going and motivate yourself
You can find a copy of the book by clicking this picture or by going to the bookshelf .
I also thought this video had a great message so sharing with you all - if you procrastinate over something is it important?