'Eating that Frog' in short - Deepstash

Bite-sized knowledge

to upgrade

your career

Ideas from books, articles & podcasts.

'Eating that Frog' in short

  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/delegate tasks you don't need to do.
  5. Schedule time on your calendar every single day, ideally first thing in the morning, to work on your highest-priority goal task.
  6. Focus on your goal task during your scheduled time, and work on it until it's complete.

STASHED IN:

2.14K

MORE IDEAS FROM THE SAME ARTICLE

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

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

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

  • 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 things you need to do your work and a comfortable workspace to do it in.

  • 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. 
  • C tasks: nice-to-dos. You probably want to do them, but there are no consequences if you don't.
  • ...

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. 

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

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

... to make better short-term decisions.

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 have time blocked for goal tasks.

134 Reactions

Comment

MORE LIKE THIS

created 9 ideas

35

Comment

2.74K reads

created 4 ideas

14

Comment

1.12K reads

created 3 ideas

This is one of the simplest productivity hack, anyone could use in whatever field.

15

Comment

607 reads

It's time to

READ

LIKE

A PRO!

Jump-start your

reading habits

, gather your

knowledge

,

remember what you read

and stay ahead of the crowd!

Takes just 5 minutes a day.


TRY THE DEEPSTASH APP

+2M Installs

4.7 App Score