September – Eat That Frog!
Summertime is over for another year – hopefully you had some time and space to think about what you’d like to accomplish during the last third of the year. With any luck you wrote them down and have the list to hand. Remember – September is the time to sharpen your pencils and crack on again.
You may have heard me speak of Brian Tracy before, and his book ‘Eat That Frog!’. There is an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that it’s probably the worst thing you’ll do all day.
Using ‘eat that frog’ as a metaphor for tackling the most challenging task of your day – the one you are most likely to put off, but also probably the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life – the book shows you how to focus on critical tasks and organise your day. There are 21 greats ways to stop procrastinating and get more done in less time.
One method is to Apply the Law of Three – taking your list decide the 3 most important goals. Organise them by priority. Make plans for their accomplishment, and work on your plans every single day. You will be amazed at what you achieve by the end of the year.