Eat That Frog! (Book Review)

Nancy B. Alston

By: Brian Tracy (2007)

ISBN 978-1-57675-422-1

Book Price: $18.95

Authority on success and achievement

Brian Tracy is a self-made millionaire and one of America’s leading authorities on the development of human potential and personal effectiveness. A world leader in success and achievement teaching, he addresses over 250,000 people yearly. He is the bestselling author of more than forty books & many audio and video programs.

Avoid procrastination

Brian Tracy presents 21 chapters to help readers avoid procrastination. He shares on planning every day in advance (Ch. 2), focusing on key result areas (Ch. 7), preparing thoroughly before beginning (Ch. 9), upgrading your key skills (Ch. 11), developing a sense of urgency (Ch. 20), single handling every task (Ch. 21), and more.

Do more, become a success

Brian Tracy speaks with a direct and personal tone. He moves straight to his topic, stating, “… ability to select your most important task at each moment, and then to get started on that task and to get it done both quickly and well, will probably have more of an impact on your success than any other quality or skill you can develop.”

Tracy is quick to define his thesis… He shares on the “frog” analogy, stating, “Your “frog” is your biggest, most important task, the one you are most likely to procrastinate on if you don’t do something about it.” A frog is a task.

Brian’s topics are portrayed with great importance, maximizing Reader’s interest. He discusses “Clarity” stating, “Clarity is perhaps the most important concept in personal productivity… A major reason for procrastination and lack of motivation is vagueness, confusion, and fuzzy-mindedness about what you are trying to do… “

Tracy employs questions purposefully. He asks, “What one skill, if I developed and did it in an excellent fashion, would have the greatest positive impact on my career?” Self-examination is a focal point of this book.

Brian quotes famous people to highlight points. He quotes Wayne Gretzky while discussing overcoming fear for success. Gretzky affirms, “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” Fear of failure kills potential. Tracy also gives sound advice. He presents clues for overcoming fears, stating, “… you can accomplish the biggest task in your life by disciplining yourself to take it just one step at a time.” Large tasks can seem small when dissected!

Moving into successful living

Brian Tracy educates and inspires readers to overcome procrastination, moving into successful living.

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