In this Eat That Frog review, I will try to be as unbiased as possible. It might be hard because I love Brian Tracy, all of his books, and indeed Eat That Frog, but I will give it my best shot. By the way, this is a review of the book. I have listened to parts of the audiobook and it is the exact same thing word for word, so the review could likely be taken for that as well.
The book starts out with a short autobiography of Brian Tracy and how he fell into researching how productive people get things done so well. Normally I find biographies to be somewhat dry, but in fact, this one was extremely fascinating. Tracy has led an extraordinary life and this quick overview really is quite amazing.
But really that is a small part of this book. Eat That Frog is really about curing your procrastination and getting things done. After the small autobiography, Tracy jumps right into some of the reasons why people procrastinate and then immediately begins to help you end your own procrastination. There are various exercises that train you to automatically do productive tasks without even thinking twice about it.
Throughout the book, Tracy tries to instill in you an addiction to completing tasks. It sounds a little less harsh than it really is. His theory is that people can actually become addicting to completing tasks or projects, and the more addicted to it, the more things you actually get done. Talk about a procrastination killer! Actually being addicted to finishing tasks.
Now, I have read this book a couple times and tried to put all of the techniques into action. And to be totally honest, I do not feel addicted to getting things done. I do notice an amazing feel after completing something, and I want to have more of that feeling, but I don’t know if i would say I am addicted. But either way, the techniques in this book have actually, so to say, cured me of my procrastination. I mean, sure I still procrastinate things I do not want to do, but no where near as bad as before. I get way more things done, and mostly by when I wanted to complete them or earlier.
So all in all, I feel Eat That Frog is a must read. The techniques are universal and can help anyone from a middle school student to a senior military officer. I know this Eat That Frog review was pretty biased, but this is mainly because there are very few bad points about this book. Thanks for reading, I hope you decide to Eat That Frog!
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