Time Management & Smart Work — Eat That Frog

Suppose a situation arises, Where you have to Eat an Alive Frog Daily, And you have to eat it without any Excuse then what time of day would you like to Eat that Frog?

Brian Tracy, who is a consultant of many successful companies, And CEO and also the author of this book Eat That Frog Says “The best time of eating the frog will be early in the morning”, Immediate after you wake up.

Because Eating a Frog will be the most difficult thing for you and Nothing can be as worst as this, So it will be better if you do that difficult task early in the morning so that you can spend the entire day stress and tension-free.

Here Frog Example is being related to your important work which needs to be completed as soon as possible, Most of the time we just avoid doing difficult and important work by saying we will do it in the second half or at night or tomorrow we procrastinate it, just like looking at that frog and thinking of eating eat later or after some time. Which do nothing just increases your stress level and tension, Also the reason behind completing the difficult task in the morning is that In the early morning our will power is maximum, Because of which we can complete that difficult work easily, You must have noticed when we finish doing some work especially the important and the difficult task we feel relax and good, this happens because, our brain Releases an Endorphin substance, which makes us feel good and relax by a giving natural high.

Now to get success, We should take this process of completing a task and feeling relaxed as a positive addiction and should make it our habit. Because completing important work daily by managing the time properly will make us feel good but also increases our confidence and self-esteem, and to make all these things the possible author has shown many practical ways From which I will share some of the principles with you all through which you can make proper use of your time and can achieve your goals and success

1. Setting The Table

One of the important reason because of which we do not utilize our Time properly and do procrastination is confusion and lack of clarity

Example, When I get confused on which book I should make my next blog till that time I get more distracted by other work and waste more time, But as I decide what will be my next blog on which book then I utilize my time properly. Similarly, even if you want to use your time properly and want to become successful, You Need to be very clear about your Goals and Targets.

And to do this Accurately you need to follow 7 steps procedure which are,

Step 1. Decide Exactly what do you want:

You should decide what exactly you want, related to your financial life, about your health, related to your relationship and social life, and also be clear about other important aspects of your life, about your goals in it.

Step 2. Think on paper:

Only 3% of people Write their Goals on Paper and this habit of 3% of people increase the chances of completing their goals more than 5 to 10 per cent.

Our brain is not very good at storing data but it is very good at creating new ideas and information so try to make a habit of writing all your important and creatives ideas on paper if that's not possible for you all the time then do it on your smartphone.

Step 3. Make Deadlines:

After writing all your goals and ideas on paper give Deadline to it, it is very much important for completing any task or work otherwise, we will keep delaying our work.

Step 4. Make a List:

Make a list of all work which needs to be done for achieving your goals,

And how that list will be I will give you more detail on the next step

Step 5. Organize the list and make plans:

After writing all the work which comes in your mind and then organize the all written work properly make a simple plan that

And how will you finish that work about this also, I will give more detail on the next step,

Step 6. Take action on your plan:

After making the plan take immediate action at the end action will give you a result not Planning

Step 7. Resolve yourself to do everything that moves you towards the goal:

Read books, learn from mentors, learn a new skill which will help you to complete your targets/goals or at least do any work in a day which will bring you one step closer to your goal.

These were the 7 step procedure which is very helpful for your goal setting and for its achievement

2. Plan Every day in Advance

Time Management has a 6 P Formula which says,

Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance

Before starting any work just a few minutes planning can save your lot of time and can make your work easy and helps you to complete faster without creating a huge problem because having no plan can create a huge mess which will force us to procrastinate.

Now let's come on Action Part,

How we should plan things and to take action.

For this, you have to make a few lists as we did in the earlier Principle, for now, we will make only 4 lists,

First MASTER LIST

In a Master list, you have to write entire goals and targets which you want to do in your life like to start your own company, to do a world tour, to make a perfect body, or to do something huge for others help etc.

Second Monthly List

In this, you have to write all the work which needs to be done in a month and do remember it should include at least one work which can help you to complete one of the important tasks from the Master List.

Third weekly List;

In this, you have to write all the work which you need to complete in a week all those work which can slowly help you to complete your monthly goals,

Last list fourth Day List

similarly, in this, you will write all the work which you need to finish today which will help you to complete at least a part of your weekly list and you should include some of your household work in this list such as paying bills, shopping, meeting friends etc.

Do remember, always prepare your list in advance meaning what all work you need to finish tomorrow that will be your daily list for tomorrow, make a list of it today at night before going to sleep. Similarly, prepare your weekly monthly and yearly list in advance if any changes require you can add them later but always try to make your list in advance.

3. ABCDE Technique

ABCDE is a very simple and effective priority Technique, which ensures we utilize our time effectively

After making every list, the next step will be to mark every work with one of the Alphabets like A B C D OR E

Mark a work with one of these alphabets,

Mark all the important work under the Alphabet A, all those work which won't get completed then you have to face some serious consequences.

Under Alphabet B All those work will be marked which are less important compare to Alphabet A Work if it doesn’t get completed it will create some problem.

Mark all the work under Alphabet C, which is good for us but it will not give any problem if not completed.

Under Alphabet D those work will come, which can be done by others there is no need of doing it by you.

Under Alphabet E the work which is not necessary to be completed and it will not create any problem and can be eliminated.

After marking the work as per the Alphabet ABCDE, then your first and most important priority for you will be to complete the work which is marked under the Alphabet A, this task will be like a frog, which needs to be eaten early in the morning without any excuse. Now, if there will be two tasks which needs to be completed and is very important and if it is not completed can create a huge problem then mark that two work as an A1 and A2 And so on... In which A1 will be the most important work which needs to be completed before A2. Most of the people ask me, How I am able to complete one within a week,

Answer for this is,

Making this summary blog in a week is my A1 priority and this is the reason which boosts me and make it possible for me to do my entire work from reading the book then making a summary.

I have applied this book principle personally and I have got the positive results.

I have shared this principle with you all from the book Eat That Frog By Brian Tracy,

which helps you to understand the importance of time management and helps to avoid procrastination by showing many practical ways if you want to learn other techniques as well you can buy this book this amazon link

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