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Procrastination Sucks - So Here's The "Eat That Frog" Way to Powerful Productivity

Brian Tracy

"One of the very worst uses of time is to do something very well that need not be done at all".

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Procrastination Sucks - So Here's The "Eat That Frog" Way to Powerful Productivity

Procrastination Sucks - So Here's The "Eat That Frog" Way to Powerful Productivity

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The "frog"

It is your biggest, most important task, the one you are most likely to procrastinate on if you don't do something about it.

It is also the one task that can have the greatest positive impact on your life and results at the moment.

Brian Tracy

Brian Tracy

"One of the very worst uses of time is to do something very well that need not be done at all".

The ABCDE prioritization approach

  • A items : Things you must do, which will have a serious positive or negative consequence.
  • B items : Things you should do, that have minor consequences.
  • C items : Things that are nice to do but don’t have any real consequences when they’re done.
  • D items : Things to delegate so you can free up more time to do A tasks.
  • E items : Things to eliminate. Generally stuff you do out of habit.

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