A Frog to the Rescue

I find it truly amazing that some of life’s best lessons … most powerful anecdotes … and most rewarding parables are the most simplistic. Ironically, perhaps that isn’t necessarily a good thing. Some lessons are so elementary that many don’t take them seriously.

There’s a fantastic metaphor that’s been passed on for generations that has always been one of my favorites. It’s indeed simple but shares a hard-hitting philosophy that will benefit anyone who applies its principles.

Brian Tracy, one of America’s leading authorities on human potential and personal effectiveness, transformed this magical metaphor into a book (Eat that Frog! See our book review.) offering tips and tools to support this valuable strategy. If you’ll follow the advice offered in this short and simple story, IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE in so many ways!

This strategy has become an intricate part of our much-requested “Productive Chaos” program, which has been presented to thousands of clients all over North America. While millions have heard it over the years, I have to wonder how many have truly applied it at a personal level. I fear far too few.

Take a look at this short video clip. Listen closely. Apply the advice. Note what an immediate difference it can make in your life. After you see the video, finish this article for two more critical pieces of advice that will add to your experience!

Now that you have been exposed to the theory, the question is: “Will you apply it to your personal life starting tomorrow morning?” If you decide to take advantage of this powerful strategy, here are two more bonus thoughts which will secure your success in overcoming procrastination and enhancing your productivity.

  1. If you must eat two frogs … eat the ugliest one first!
  2. If you have to eat a live frog … it doesn’t pay to sit and look at it for very long!

Now go out there and close your Knowing-Doing Gap!

About Harry K. Jones

Harry K. Jones is a motivational speaker and consultant for AchieveMax®, Inc., a company of professional speakers who provide custom-designed seminars, keynote presentations, and consulting services. Harry's top requested topics include change management, customer service, creativity, employee retention, goal setting, leadership, stress management, teamwork, and time management. For more information on Harry's presentations, please call 800-886-2629 or fill out our contact form.

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