Eat That Frog (Book Review)

Eat That Frog (Book Review)

Eat that Frog Book Review

I have heard about Eat that Frog for years, and have finally now read this classic. It focuses on practical steps for prioritizing your goals and getting you to execute them swiftly and thoroughly. It is filled great advice that is immediately actionable.

Here are a few quotes:

  • “No matter what the level of your ability, you have more potential than you can ever develop in a lifetime.” James T. Makay
  • “The things that matter most must never be at the mercy of the things that matter least.” Goethe
  • “There is never enough time to do everything but there is always enough time to do the most important thing.”
  • “If you got an emergency message that you’ll have to leave town for a month, what would you absolutely make sure got done before you left. Whatever that is go work on that task right now.”
  • “The standards you set for your own behavior should be higher than anyone else would set for you. Always look for ways to go the extra mile.”
  • “Only 2% of people can work entirely without supervision. We call these people leaders.”
  • “Get your mind off the huge task and focus on a single action.”
  • “Failures do what is tension relieving, while winners do what is goal achieving.” Dennis Waitley
  • “Optimists are most successful.”
  • “You can get your time and your life under control only to the degree to which you discontinue lower value activities.”
  • “The beginning of a habit is like an invisible thread, but every time we repeat the act we strengthen the strand, add it another filament, until it becomes a great cable and binds us irrevocably in thought and act.” Orison Swett Marden
  • “Do the most difficult– and most important– task first. Once you’ve decided on your number one task, anything else that you do other than that is a waste of time. Resist the temptation to clear up the small stuff first.”
  • At the end of each day make your list for the following day.
  • Every great achievement is preceded by a long period of hard work.
  • “Self discipline is the ability to make yourself do what you should do, whether you like it or not. Persistence is self-discipline in action.”
  • “20% of your activities will account for 80% of your results.”
  • Develop a bias for action.”
  • “P formula: Proper planning prevents poor performance.”
  • “Read in your field for at least an hour a day.”
  • “You become what you think about most of the time.”
  • “Starting and stopping increases the time it takes to complete a task 500%.”
  • “Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all your energies on a limited set of targets.” Nido Qubein

If have a goal you want to accomplish, this book will help you see your way clear to getting it done. I give this short but excellent book 5 stars. I’ll be giving it to some people for Christmas.


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1 Comment

  1. Sue Krevitt 11 months ago

    Bought it! Amazon paperback: $8.39 (free one day delivery, with membership)

    Thanks, pal!


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