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Eat that Frog! A Bullet Point Summary

In this article, I’m about to embark on an incredible journey of self-discovery and growth. “Eat that Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastination and Get More Done in Less Time” by Brian Tracy is more than just a book, it’s a blueprint for success.

This guide offers practical and life-changing strategies for increasing productivity, reducing stress, and reaching your goals with ease.

As someone who has read “Eat that Frog!” multiple times, I can attest to the power and impact of its 21 rules. These guidelines have not only transformed my approach to time management, but they’ve also become a cornerstone of my daily routine. I can confidently say that this book has changed my life for the better and I am so grateful for the insights and inspiration it has provided.

The 21 bullet points that I’ll be sharing with you are the core of this book, but I highly recommend reading the full book for a deeper understanding of each rule. The author provides vivid examples and real-life scenarios to help readers grasp the concepts and apply them to their own lives. This book is not just a surface-level guide, but a comprehensive program for personal growth and success.

Here is a comprehensive bullet point summary of the 21 rules outlined in “Eat that Frog!”:

  • Set clear goals and prioritize tasks: Write down your goals and break them down into smaller, achievable tasks. Prioritize these tasks based on importance and urgency.
  • Plan each day in advance: At the end of each day, plan out your tasks for the next day and prioritize them. This helps you start each day with a clear plan of action.
  • Focus on the 20% of tasks that will bring 80% of the results: Apply the 80/20 rule by identifying the 20% of tasks that will bring you 80% of the results and focusing on these tasks first.
  • Use the Pomodoro Technique: This technique involves working for a set amount of time (25 minutes) and then taking a short break. This helps increase focus and productivity.
  • The Law of Forced Efficiency: Make the most of your time by doing the most important tasks first, delegating tasks when possible, and eliminating time-wasting activities.
  • Use the Four Quadrants of Time Management: This system categorises tasks into four quadrants based on urgency and importance and focuses on the tasks in the “important and urgent” quadrant first.
  • Implement the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Develop habits such as being proactive, putting first things first, and seeking win-win solutions.
  • Use positive self-talk: Encourage and motivate yourself by using positive self-talk and affirmations.
  • Overcome perfectionism: Don’t let the fear of not doing things perfectly hold you back. Focus on getting things done rather than doing them perfectly.
  • Create momentum: Start by doing the easiest task and then move on to the harder tasks. This helps create momentum and build confidence.
  • Minimize distractions: Eliminate distractions such as email, social media, and phone notifications to increase focus and productivity.
  • Take breaks regularly: Regular breaks help prevent burnout and increase creativity and focus.
  • Delegate tasks: Delegate tasks to others to free up time and focus on the most important tasks.
  • Focus on one task at a time: Avoid multitasking and instead focus on one task at a time to increase efficiency and avoid burnout.
  • Use positive visualization: Visualize yourself successfully completing tasks to increase motivation and focus.
  • Stay organized: Keep your work area and tools organized to increase efficiency and reduce stress.
  • Practice self-discipline: Practice self-discipline by sticking to your goals and avoiding procrastination.
  • Learn to say no: Avoid taking on too much by learning to say no to unnecessary tasks and commitments.
  • Keep a to-do list: Write down your tasks and check them off as you complete them to track your progress and stay focused.
  • Use positive reinforcement: Reward yourself for completing tasks to increase motivation and create a positive feedback loop.


  • Celebrate your achievements: Celebrate your successes, no matter how small, to stay motivated and focused on your goals.

By following these 21 rules, you can overcome procrastination, increase productivity, and achieve your goals faster. These guidelines are a combination of practical and motivational techniques that have the power to transform your life and set you on the path to success. So take the first step today, and “Eat that Frog!”

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