Prior to reading a book called “Eat That Frog,” I was the type of person who had at least 8-10 to do lists running in my life at all times. Who knows where they were hidden. I’d have one in my planner, a sticky note in my purse, something hanging on the fridge or at my desk at school. I was a hot mess and the ultimate procrastinator. It had started getting to me when I felt so completely scatterbrained on the daily and forced myself into an intervention.
I am a professional development book junkie and I saw a review for the book and immediately purchased. I am so glad I did! Among the take-aways, I learned a very valuable piece of wisdom from the author, Brian Tracy. “One of the very worst uses of time is to do something very well that need not be done at all.”
This book challenged me to step back and look at how I was using my 24 hours of each day. I think we often get so caught up in how this person “gets it all done” or how that mom “is so put together.” Those people are allotted 24 hours just like you and I. How are you spending your day? How intentional are you with your hours? I couldn’t wait to create my action plan and challenge myself to maximize my day. It’s been a few years now and I have mastered the art of the to-do list.
If you feel like you’re spinning your wheels to get it all in each day and you need a fresh perspective, you need to check out this book! I live by three separate to-do lists. I am more organized and thoughtful with my planning than ever before and I have this book to thank for the straight shot of reality chased with some realistic tips and strategies.