If you have to eat two frogs, eat the ugliest one first.
If you have to eat a live frog at all, it doesn’t pay to sit and look at it for very long.
There is a great rule for success: Think on paper. Goal Setting 1. Decide exactly what you want 2. Write it down 3. Set a deadline on your goal; set sub deadlines if necessary 4. Make a list of everything that you can think of that you are going to have to do to achieve your goal 5. Organize the list into a plan 6. Take action on your plan immediately 7. Resolve to do something every single day that moves you toward your major goal The power of written goals
Increase your return on energy Six-P Formula Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance Two extra hours per day
Number of tasks versus importance of tasks Focus on activities, not accomplishments Motivate yourself
Make better decisions about time Rule: Future intent influences and often determines present actions Obey the law of forced efficiency Three questions for maximum productivity 1. What are my highest value activities? 2. What can I, and only I, do that if done well will make a real difference?” 3. What is the most valuable use of my time right now?
Overworking can mean under-producing Work at your own pace Get enough sleep Guard your physical health
Develop a positive mental attitude 1. Look for the good in every situation 2. Seek the valuable lesson in every setback or difficulty 3. Look for the solution to every problem 4. Think and talk continually about goals
You have a choice Refuse to be a slave A servant, not a master
“Swiss cheese” your tasks You will find it easier to do a single, small piece of a large project than to start on the whole job
Schedule blocks of time Remember, the pyramids were built one block at a time
Get into “flow” Trigger high performance in yourself Build up a sense of momentum Do it now!
Once you get going, keep going By concentrating single-mindedly on your most important task, you can reduce the time required to complete it by 50 percent or more Self-discipline is the key