Eat That Frog: A Practical Approach to Reaching Your Goals - Deepstash

This is a productivity method developed by Brian Tracy. The 'frog' refers to the most important and most impactful task you have to complete.

If you work on it first thing every morni...

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Eat That Frog: A Practical Approach to Reaching Your Goals

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If you don't know what your goals are, most likely you won't be able to identify and prioritize the specific tasks you need to work on to achieve those goals. 

Write your major goals dow...

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... to make better short-term decisions.

If you question the consequences of doing/not doing a to-do before you start on it, it not only makes it easier to find your frogs, but it als...

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  • A tasks: things you must do - they're your frogs. 
  • B tasks: things you should do. Replying to emails or attending meetings are often should-do tasks. 

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Understand what you were hired to do and the results you are supposed to deliver.

By being aware of hat you're truly accountable for, you can justify delegating and deleting tasks...

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  • Plan your frog for the next day at the end of the previous workday and block off time to work on that frog so you can tackle it with no interruptions.
  • Make sure you have all of the thi...

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Once you have your goals broken down into tasks, you have to work on those tasks one at a time. 

Prioritize them, schedule them, and then when it's time to eat your frogs, focus o...

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Identify the things that are holding you back, internal and external and eliminate them.

More often than not our constraints are internal: we procrastinate because of impostor syndrome...

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Schedule time on your calendar at the end of every workday for working on your frog the next morning, or create a recurring meeting for the first hours of every day to make sure you always h...

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After you start working on a frog, continue working on it until you can take it off of your to-do list.

To do this effectively, you'll need to make sure you have tasks that are sm...

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  1. Define your goals and write them down.
  2. Break those goals down into tasks.
  3. Break those tasks down into the smallest possible subtasks.
  4. Prioritize your tasks, and delete/...

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