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Book: “Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways To Stop Procrastinating…” by Brian Tracy

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Here are some quotes from a book I definitely enjoyed! I’ve included the audiobook below for your optional listening pleasure.


  1. “One of the very worst uses of time is to do something very well that need not to be done at all.”


  1. “If you have to eat two frogs, eat the ugliest one first.”

    This is another way of saying that if you have two important tasks before you, start with the biggest, hardest, and most important task first.”


  1. “Rule: Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field.”


  1. “Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement. The bigger your goals and the clearer they are, the more excited you become about achieving them. The more you think about your goals, the greater becomes your inner drive and desire to accomplish them.”


  1. “People who take a long view of their lives and careers always seem to make much better decisions about their time and activities than people who give very little thought to the future.”


  1. “The most valuable tasks you can do each day are often the hardest and most complex. But the payoff and rewards for completing these tasks efficiently can be tremendous.”


  1. “As Pat Riley, the basketball coach, said, “Anytime you stop striving to get better, you’re bound to get worse.”


  1. “The law of Forced Efficiency says that “There is never enough time to do everything, but there is always enough time to do the most important thing.”


  1. “Galileo once wrote, “You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.”


  1. “Refuse to allow a weakness or a lack of ability in any area to hold you back. Everything is learnable. And what others have learned, you can learn as well.”


  1. “What one skill, if I developed and did it in an excellent fashion, would have the greatest positive impact on my career?”


  1. “Practice “zero-based thinking” in every part of your life. Ask yourself continually, “If I were not doing this already, knowing what I now know, would I start doing it again today?” If it is something you would not start again today, knowing what you now know, it is a prime candidate for abandonment or creative procrastination.”


  1. “The only way to overcome your fears is to “do the thing you fear,” as Emerson wrote, “and the death of fear is certain.”


  1. “The biggest enemies we have to overcome on the road to success are not lack of ability and lack of opportunity but fears of failure and rejection and the doubts that they trigger.”


  1. “No matter how you really feel at the moment or what is happening in your life, resolve to remain cheerful and upbeat. As Viktor Frankl wrote in his bestselling book Man’s Search for Meaning, “The last of the human freedoms [is] to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances.”


  1. “The second rule of frog eating is this: If you have to eat a live frog at all, it doesn’t pay to sit and look at it for very long.”


  1. “Before you begin scrambling up the ladder of success, make sure that it is leaning against the right building.”


  1. “Get it 80 percent right and then correct it later.”


  1. “Motivation requires motive. The greater the potential positive impact that an action or behavior of yours can have on your life, once you define it clearly, the more motivated you will be to overcome procrastination and get it done quickly.”


  1. “Warren Buffett, one of the richest men in the world, was once asked his secret of success. He replied, “Simple. I just say no to everything that is not absolutely vital to me at the moment.”


(All quotes were found here.)


Blessings in abundance!




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