Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done In Less Time.
- Genre: Self-help book
- Author: Brian Tracy
- Original Language: English
- Rating: 3.9/5
About the author:
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. He is the bestselling author of more than eighty books that have been translated into more dozens of languages. He has served as a consultant and trainer to more than 1,000 corporations and more than 10,000 medium enterprises in more than seventy-five countries.
This book for people those who procrastinate a lot and have smaller concentration frame. Brian Tracy, with his self exercised methods to STOP PROCRASTINATION and increase PERSONAL PRODUCTIVITY is briefly given within the 21 Chapters of this book. He states that, the difference between successful people and not so successful people is Time Management; How you utilise your time.
“You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself”-Galileo
This book will teach you how you should focus on right things in your life right now for better productivity. Some people feel they’re overwhelmed with a lot work to and too little time but in reality, they’re just not good at managing tasks. No matter how you manage things in life, you will always be behind some of your tasks, and that’s completely fine because “It’s not about the quantity of work that you do but the quality of work you do”
In the book “Eat that Frog“, Frog means your biggest, most important task, the one you’re most likely to procrastinate on if you don’t do something about it. In order to avoid procrastination, try to do the most difficult thing first i.e. to eat the ugliest frog first. To be organized and to do more things, learn to prioritise things, things which will have a positive impact in your life.
“Your success in life and work will be determined by the kinds of habits that you develop over time”
Brian Tracy and many other successful people believe in Writing down things on paper. when you write down your goals or affirmations on a piece of paper, you give it tangible form; which you can see and touch. It’s like your feeding your subconscious mind with your goals. Always reminding yourself about your goals so that they keep on pushing you to achieve them. I’ll state few methods which I personally use in order to increase my productivity.
List all the things that you have to do the following day, Write it down on a paper. Then place A,B,C,D, and E next to each task on your list before you begin the first task.
An “A” task is defined as something that is very important, something which you must do. This is a task which will have a positive or negative consequence if you do it or fail to do it.
A “B” task is defined as something which will have very mild consequences if you do it. You should never do a B task when an A task is left undone.
A “C” task is something which is will be good to do and you enjoy but will have no consequences at all. Such as calling a friend, having lunch with a co-worker and completing some personal business during work hours.
A “D” task is something which you can delegate to someone else. Delegation is very important in order to increase productivity because we cannot complete everything alone.
An “E” task is something which you can completely eliminate altogether. which won’t have any consequences.
- Make sure that you plan your day in advance – Which will help you stay organised, save a lot of time in thinking what to do next and avoid mistakes.
- Break down your Big tasks – Sometimes we tend to procrastinate on tasks which are difficult or take a lot of time to do. In order to tackle such tasks, try breaking down the bigger tasks into smaller ones and start with the ones which are most important, completing smaller tasks will help you stay motivated and will give you self-confidence.
People don’t understand that just by getting a guide to Success or Time management will avail nothing unless you ACT upon it, unless you desire for it. Successful people can tell you How you can become successful but what they can’t do is GRIND for you. You can either become the most productive person after reading this book or you can decide to be the same YOU. Don’t wait for tomorrow START NOW!
Hope you guys got the gist of the book. Thank you for sticking until the end. Let me know in the comment section, HOW DO STOP PROCRASTINATION?