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Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy


Chapter - 1 - Set the Table


Recently, I have started reading the book "EAT THAT FROG" by Brian Tracy. So here I am giving you the summary of the first chapter which I have recently completed. The title of the first chapter is "Set your Table" which means  Clarity of the goal that you set. Clarity is described by the author as the most important part for personal productivity. Why some people are ultra productive and other are very less productive. The reason behind is thst the ultra productive people are well focused on their goals and tasks.

A major reason for procrastination to do the work is the cloud and haziness of the goal in front of your eyes. We don't have clarity about the goal. We are not certain about what we have to do and in which order . To over come this habit of procrastination, Brain Tracy has described seven step method as mentioned below :


Step one :


Decide clearly what exactly you want to do. We generally put all our efforts on the work which is least important. On the contrary to this, we must focus and put our energy on the work which is of utmost importance or the work which eventually leads us to our goal. I like Stephen Covey saying " Before you begin scrambling up the ladder of success, make sure that it is leaning against the right building".


Step two :


Write it down on the paper. Yes ! write your goals on paper. When you write your goals on paper you can touch and feel your goal and that makes them much more realistic and concrete. If you don't write it on paper, then your goals are just a wish or fantasy.


Step three :


Create deadline of your goal. If you don't decide it's deadline then there is no beginning or end and your goal will be in air not on the earth. Deciding the time frame to finish the goals increases the chanced of their completion in more time-bound manner.

Step Four :


Maintains the complete list. Make a list of every task you have to do to complete your goals. It will give you track to run on.

Step Five :


Organize your list into plan. Organize your list by priority. Arrange it in order like what you need to do first and what you can do later.

Step Six :


Start executing your plan.Take action on the plan immediately. Do something to finish your task list. Most importantly is to START !


Step Seven :


Do something EVERY DAY  and this will take you a step closer to your goal day by day and keep pushing forward. Once you start moving DON'T STOP! Keep moving till you reach your goal

  • Be Certain

  • Make notes

  • Decide Timeline

  • Make List

  • Prioritize

  • Start Executing

  • Act Daily

Every morning read your list and goals which you have written on the paper and try to do most important task first which can take you closer to your goal. This is the first chapter of the book. Soon I will post Second Chapter. Thanks for reading and hope you enjoyed it.

"So Let's start & Keep working till the tree of  our efforts starts blossoming flowers !!!! "

You can check this book here :

US Link :   Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy

India Link : Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy

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