In line with getting out of the “Comfort Zone” I’m going back to Brian Tracy’s “Eat That Frog”, the famous book about GETTING MORE DONE. Again, the concept of eating a frog is simple….if the first thing you do every morning is eat a live frog – a.k.a execute your most difficult task – the rest of the day will be a breeze, and the accomplishment of that 1 nagging goal will fuel the furnace of achievement for the remainder of your day. Since we THINK BIG in ths room, forget frogs…let’s slash, eat, and obliterate the ELEPHANTS standing in our way, be it projects, accounts, or macro initiatives we need to “check off” to breakthrough a barrier and get closer to our goals, both professionally and personally. When objectives and to-do lists sit in our outlook tasks or SalesForce.com or pads of paper, it’s like an elephant on our chest…let’s all keep the fire burning and remove the elephants, eat the frogs, and continue to impress clients, colleagues, and friends/family with our unyielding VISION and ACTION.
A few quotes:
“Every great man has become great, every successful man has succeeded, in proportion as he has confined his powers to one particular channel. – Orison Sweet Marden
“You cannot eat every frog in the pond, but you can eat the biggest and ugliest one.” – Brian Tracy
“The lion is most handsome when looking for food.” –Rumi
A quick excerpt:
“Your attitude toward time , your “time horizon”, has an enormous impact on your behavior and your choices. People who take a long view of their lives and careers always seem to make much better decisions about their time and activities than people who give very little thought to the future. Successful people have a clear future orientation. They think five, ten, and twenty years out into the future. They analyze their choices and behaviors in the present to make sure that what they are doing today is consistent with the long-term future that they desire.”