Brian Tracy, in “Eat that Frog”, explains that getting big tasks completed in the early part of the day is not enervating, but energizing. The sense of completion and success signals the psychological reward centers in our brain fuels further productive work. Rather than drain us, completing big tasks has the power to motivate us!
If you haven’t read it already, in his best-selling book Brian Tracy explains that, if you eat a frog first thing in the morning that is probably the best thing you can do. By getting it out of the way, you will feel motivated and confident that you can achieve all set goals.
How to be more productive; lessons from Brian Tracy:
- Break big goals/tasks down into smaller ones.
- Get the “hard” tasks out of the way!
- Apply the 80/20 rule. Concentrate on the top 20% tasks which will account for 80% of your results.
- Leverage on your powers. Use your skills and get things done.
- Take it one step at a time. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.
Next time you feel you have postponing a big task or issue, face it head on and get it out of the way. Life is too short, time to get going!