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A Useful Summary of Ideas,
This review is from: Eat That Frog!: Get More of the Important Things Done, Today! (Paperback)When I started reading Eat That Frog I was disappointed that it seemed to be no more than a rehash of ideas that have been around for donkey's years, such as 'do the worst first', or indeed the frog eating quote by Mark Twain on which the title of the book is based.
By the time I finished reading I'd rather come around to thinking that this book is a useful summary of such ideas about time management, self-discipline and motivation. It's true, as at least one US reviewer has said, that there is contradictory advice in the book - shall I persevere with my task and complete it in one go, or salami slice it but having tried both methods, I find that both work, so having both spelled out in the same book at least saves shelf space.
Some have said that this book will not help a procrastinator to stop procrastinating. Will any book, however well written, do that? Reading about the psychology of procrastination doesn't eliminate the moment when you have to take a deep breath and just do the thing that has to be done, call it eating a frog or by any other name.
Although I'm fairly positive about the content of the book, I do feel that it represents a somewhat cynical money making exercise by Brian Tracey. There is not enough content, and no original ideas, to justify the price. I'm glad I was able to get the Kindle edition on special offer for 99cents; I'd have been pretty miffed to pay full price for either the Kindle or paperback edition.
I'd recommend Eat That Frog as a useful little book, but only if you can get it cheap.