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Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time

Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time, by Brian Tracy

This short little book could have been even shorter, but its central premise is such a good one that I’m recommending it. Not everything we need to do to accomplish what’s most important to us is fun or enjoyable, and if we just get the unpleasantness out of the way and do the work (aka, “eating that frog”), we’ll thank ourselves later.

There’s a lot in this book that I did not care for at all—the idea that enjoying a coffee break with colleagues is a waste of time is just wrong, and planning out every detail of a project in advance is not good project management (I was a project manager)—but I’ve tried his suggestion, and, while I’m not sure how long I’ll keep it up, his central point is well taken. Keep what’s good, leave the chaff behind.

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