October 9, 2007

Don't delay things : Eat that frog

This article is written more with a selfish motive(that it would help me in my day to day life) and at the end of the article, you would also feel that "You should eat that frog" smile How did the frog come into picture, you would know later on.....

Most of the times, when there is too much to do in too little time, simple things tend to look complex and as a result of which , very few of the planned activities get completed on time wink. How many times does it happen that you plan to complete an activity "A" in the office and complete the activity "B" when you leave the office? This is about Prioritization and many a times, I fail to do the same.As Startup Gurus say "Prioritization is an important aspect in Entrepreneurship".

Many a times, even though we set the right priority, we fail to achieve our targets in the speculated period of time .One of the possible reason's is "We Delay those activities , which again makes simple things complex"

I am sure that you must also be thinking that "I also have experienced a similar problem, some day in my life".There was an article titled "Do you keep delaying things? Eat that frog!" about which I wanted to blog(few days back) but that too got delayed cry

The exceptional part of the article was it's "Seven steps to avoid procrastination", which are as mentioned below:
Step one: Decide exactly what you want.
Step two: Write it down. Think on paper. When you write down a goal, you crystallize it and give it tangible form. You create something that you can touch and see.
Step three: Set a deadline on your goal; set sub deadlines if necessary.
Step four: Make a list of everything that you can think of that you are going to have to do to achieve your goal.
Step five: Organize the list into a plan. Organize your list by priority and sequence. Take a few minutes to decide what you need to do first and what you can do later.
Step six: Take action on your plan immediately. Do something. Do anything. An average plan vigorously executive is far better than a brilliant plan on which nothing is done.
Step seven: Resolve to do something every single day that moves you toward your major goal. Build this activity into your daily schedule.
You can read the complete article here. This article has helped me plan my activities in a better way(than before) and if you found the article helpful as well as interesting, than you can download the book "Eat that Frog by Brian Tracy" from here.

The article also had a beautiful quote by Stephen Covey - "Before you begin scrambling up the ladder of success, make sure that it is leaning against the right building." Most of the times, we finish at the wrong end since, our beginning itself is not correct and I am sure that this book would be a valuable resource to "EAT THAT FROG" smile.

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At Oct 10, 2007, 10:37:00 AM , Anonymous kamla bhatt said...

Great and timely post on prioritization. Your post also reminds me that it is time for me to re-read Stephen Covey, which is something I have been procrastinating for a while now.

Kamla Bhatt

At Oct 10, 2007, 11:09:00 AM , Anonymous Sridhar said...

Koool. I kinda got hooked to this article

Thanks for sharing bro.


At Oct 10, 2007, 10:27:00 PM , Anonymous Vaibhav said...

Pretty neat stuff. Your posts are always on my reading list dude. :)

At Oct 11, 2007, 10:18:00 PM , Blogger Raghavendra said...

Hey nice article Himanshu .Your collation of thoughts is something i really like the most in your article.Thanks for sharing such information .Else i would have surely missed one good thing

At Oct 14, 2007, 12:06:00 PM , Anonymous Himanshu Sheth said...

@Kamla: Thanks very much and it is great to see you,visiting my blog :)

@Sridhar: Thanks.

@Vaibhav: Thanks.

@Raghvendra:I guess you found some useful things in the article since I learnt lot of things from the book.

-Himanshu Sheth

At Oct 15, 2007, 7:54:00 PM , Anonymous Balaji Sowmyanarayanan said...

Burp! Oh I ate Eat the Frog! mmmm sorry the cake.

At Oct 16, 2007, 10:57:00 AM , Anonymous Himanshu Sheth said...

@Balaji:I hope you were able to digest the Frog lol:

-Himanshu Sheth


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