Favorite quote from the author:
It doesn’t matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are heading. - Brian Tracy
Though this book gives deep insight into 21 different techniques on how to avoid procrastination, I will share 3 most important (relevant from today's lifestyle) takeaways from this book:
- Handle your unproductive time smartly.
- Know yourself.
- Give time to yourself.
Let’s dive deep!
Lesson1: Handle your unproductive time smartly.
An average road traveller spends almost 500 to 1,000 hours on the road each year. It’s said that we commute minimum 40 minutes in a day trying to reach to our destinations.
Isn’t that staggering count?
Brian suggests that we should learn to make use of this time smartly like listening to audio books, programs, language tapes etc. You can even take some notes while waiting in a line or reading your favourite book when you’re waiting for someone.
Brian also suggests that minimize your commute time as much as possible, it directly impacts your happiness.
Lesson2: Know yourself.
Self-awareness is a buzz word these days, it all means that you must know what you’re good at and what you are not.
Brian suggests that you must identify your most productive time of the day and accomplish maximum tasks which you love to accomplish. In order to do that, you need to be mentally and physically healthy.
Feeling healthy and fit is the biggest determinant of your confidence, which will, in turn, will keep you optimistic and energetic throughout the day. Do take good care of yourself because that will lead you to live a quality life.
Lesson3: Give time to yourself.
A heart is a most important organ in the human body and considered to be most selfish too - reason - it keeps all pure blood to itself. If it doesn't function that way - human body will collapse. Does that mean it shouldn't be SELFISH?
Brian strongly suggests blocking your time in chunks and putting it on the calendar. Pick your passion quotient and dedicate some time of your every day on it.
He recommends giving a little bit of time every day for what you love to do will increase your personal integrity account and will help you to improve quality of life.
Brian has many valuable pointers in the book like:
- Importance of having written goals.
- How to handle big goals and break it down to a daily to-do list.
- How to handle procrastination.
- Identify ways to handle important tasks or frogs in Brian’s jargon.
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