Key Points from Book: Eat That Frog

The first rule of frog eating is this: 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 so long

Finishing a task does gives you a sense of accomplishment

There is one quality that one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants and a burning desire to achieve it- Napoleon Hill

Have a clarity on what you want to do or be in the future

Think on paper, it brings you closer to your goal and think more clearly

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

Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do so ething about it now- Alan Lakein

Taking action without thinking things through is a prime source of problems- Alec Mackenzie

Make a master list, a list you want to have and be when you are dead, and break it to yearly list, monthly list, weekly list, etc.

We always have time enough, if we will but use it aright- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Resist the temptation to clear up small things first

Long term thinking improves short term decision making

There will never be enough time to do everything you have to do

Doing task close to the deadline creates more mistakes and fatique

Goethe: only engage, and the mind grows heated. Begin it and the work will be completed

You can get your time and your life under control only to the degree to which you discontinue lower value activities

The first law of success is concentratiom, to bend all the energies to one point, and to go directly to that point, looking neither to the right nor to the left- William Mathews

Use the ABCDE method. D for delegate and E for eliminate

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are- Theodore Roosevelt

It is the quality of time at work that countsa and the quantity of time at home that matters

Create a comfotable work space

Wayne Gretzky- you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take

One thing at a time

Continuous learning is the minimum requirements for success in any field

Do what you love to do

Concentrate all your thoughts on the task at hand. The sun’s ray do not burn until brought to a focus

Ask yourself, what is it in me that is holding me back?

Overworking can mean underproducing

The last of the human freedom to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances- Viktor Frankl

Look for the good in every situation

Seek the valuable lesson in every setback or difficulty

Look for the solution to every problem

Think and talk continually about their goals

Technology should be use to help human doing their job, not slaving them

Build a sense of momentum and get in the flow

Discipline is the key


About Journeyman

A global macro analyst with over four years experience in the financial market, the author began his career as an equity analyst before transitioning to macro research focusing on Emerging Markets at a well-known independent research firm. He read voraciously, spending most of his free time following The Economist magazine and reading topics on finance and self-improvement. When off duty, he works part-time for Getty Images, taking pictures from all over the globe. To date, he has over 1200 pictures over 35 countries being sold through the company.
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