Reflection on Life classes-7 Habits

The life class was more like living it. I know for a fact that if I had read the book 7 Habits, even though I would have gained all the knowledge, I am sure none of it would have actually transferred to my day to day life. The life class taught us to bring our understandings to life and for that, I am really grateful. As we learned each habit with examples and activities, they got infused in my day to day life as well. Without consciously thinking about it, I found myself working on the lines of these habits.

Normally as we grow older, personal growth just becomes a really low priority, and even though people make plans, very few of them come to fruition. Life class is this one opportunity where all you have to focus on is on you, and this has been a truly wonderful opportunity for growth. I have learned a lot and have applied some in my everyday life. It’s something that has been really helpful and has kept me more organized. Life class was a good platform to share and learn, I would like to believe it has helped me come at least a tiny bit out of my shell.

Whom do we blame and why?

Session by HOS and then some sharing from individuals, lot of paradigm shifts, lot of introspection…….today was filled with all sharing their results, actions and paradigms. When we listen to others, we surely learn and gather courage that yes, we are not the only one. We all have problems, fears, but how we deal with them is all about integrity. Overcoming own fear cannot be enough, as the journey is still on, but practice makes one perfect and when we get to deal with our fears, it surely make things easier. This is my take away form today’s session. Rather than blaming circumstances, people…forgiveness should be chosen and that indeed is for your good. Somewhere you fear to forgive too, may be for its after effects, but nai maaf kar ke ya baat daba ke rakhne se bhi kaha kuch milta hain?

I wrote a poem as a part of forgiveness letter and while drafting it, I felt that yes, I have moved much ahead of all such issues..rather chote issues now what I quote them as because that made me waste my energy and emotions in wrong direction. To conclude, Life journey is colorful and it is going to show a lot of phases, let us gather experiences out of each shade and phase. We tend to blame, somewhere we have to stop and make use of our situation as our victory weapon. We learn from such obstacles, may be we create memories, or move ahead carrying that as an experience.

Title of the book :- Eat the frog

In this book, you can see joe you can change a life by managing time dividing the goals in a certain manner. There are 21 different ways to set your goals to finish it within time.

I will put my takeaways from the book here:-

-Always make a master sheet for your goals were going to write each and everything from there you can divide your goals into different areas that you going to work on.

-Best thing I like always do planning your day which initially taking only 10 to 15 minutes but your entire day will be smooth without any hazel.

– Upgrade your knowledge and skills which going help your work more smoothly and faster.

-Give yourself imaginary deadlines don’t wait for someone to give you the deadlines or supervised. Which also requires self-discipline ourselves.

– For doing our work we don’t forget our physical health, overtime of work leads less productive and more time-consuming. manage your time wisely give yourself rest time which is important fuel of our body more rest charged body and give energy for upcoming days for working efficiently and effectively.

-Harish Chauhan
Try to succeed with making goals but never forget your health in that. As health is Wealth.

Ravindra Agrawal – Reflection of the book “Eat that frog” – By Brian Tracy.

This book is all about discipline yourself to avoid procrastination and enhance the quality and quantity of your work in lesser time.

I learned several strategies for avoiding procrastination, set goals, make action plan and follow the same in a disciplined manner.

However, I also felt that this book was unnecessarily lengthy as many repetitions were their in context of topic, lines, word and even paragraphs.

Here are some key takeaways of mine.

1. 7 steps from chapter one. These seven steps are really helpful to start with the journey to achieve any goal of the professional or personal life.

2. 6 “P” formula – Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance.

3. 80/20 rule.

4. Three important questions to enhance the productivity. 1. “What are my highest value activities?” 2. “What can I and only I do that if done well will make a real difference?” 3. “What is the most valuable use of my time right now?”

5. ABCED strategy to prioritize work and learn to say NO.

6. Avoid procrastination and learned to be disciplined to become more focused.

Thank you.


Develop the habit of EATING THE FROG

Title of the book: Eat the Frog

Author: Brian Tracy

The genre of the book: Self-help

Key Characters of the book: Individual who is reading the book

The plot of the book: TIME MANAGEMENT! The entire book revolves around this idea. Full of actionable tips, Eat That Frog provides 21 techniques and strategies to stop procrastinating and get more done. Practice these principles every day until they become second nature to you. When these habits become a part of your personality, your future will be unlimited. Just do it! Eat that frog.

Your personal opinion about the book: One might feel that there are things repetitively mentioned but its worth giving a try. Obviously, he does that for a reason. Those principles are so simple, yet incredibly powerful when applied in our lives.

Have you read something like this before? Can you talk about that experience ?: Most of it I find similar to “7 habits of Highly Effective People” and the recent read “Who moved my cheese”.

Should people read this book ?: Anyone interested in becoming more productive or anyone struggling with procrastination or anyone who needs some motivation and a kick in the pants can read this book.

Key takeaways:

There is never enough time to do everything. But there is always enough time to do the most important things. Identify what are they?

Learn to deliberately put off low-value tasks so you have enough time to do the few things that really count

Three Steps to Mastery in Your Field – First, read in your field for at least one hour every day.  Second, take every course and seminar available on key skills that can help you. Third, listen to audio programs in your car or whatever means you are traveling or do a small chunk of work while traveling.

Blocking your time in chunks and putting it on the calendar. I can personally vouch for this.

The solution is to focus on one step at a time.

Reflection of Eat that frog.

Title of the book: Eat that frog.

Author: Brian Tracy

The genre of the book: Self-help

Book Summary:

“Your ‘frog’ is your biggest, most important task, the one you are most likely to procrastinate on if you don’t do something about it.”

“The first rule of frog eating is: If you have to eat two frogs, eat the ugliest one first.”

“Continually remind yourself that one of the most important decisions you make each day is what you will do immediately and what you will do later if you do it at all.”

“The second rule of frog eating is: If you have to eat a live frog at all, it doesn’t pay to sit and look at it for very long.”

“The key to reaching high levels of performance and productivity is to develop the lifelong habit of tackling your major task first thing each morning.”

Personal opinion about the book: The book has many strategies to stop procrastination and complete all the important tasks within the time limit. Such as

1. Think on paper
2. 7 steps from the chapter are really helpful to start with the journey to achieve any goal of the professional or personal life. 3. 6 “P” formula – Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance.
4. ABCED strategy to prioritize work.
5. 3 D’s Decision, Discipline, and determination.
6. Start eliminating things from your list that have no/less value.
7. 80/20 rule.

Should people read this book ?: Yes. I think it is very useful to learn time management skills.

Key takeaways:

1. One needs to be physically and mentally healthy to be successful. He should be optimistic.

2. Keep updating your knowledge and skills.

3. Break your huge task into chunks and focus to complete them one by one.

4. Write your goals and also the action plan.

Eat That Frog!

Title:-  Eat That Frog!

Author – Brian Tracy


This book is about “21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time”. Most chapters of this book is on how to set goals and  methods are also given to achieve. Time management is the key to success. If we really follow this book then we can balance our professional &  personal life well.  This book is about self realization and gives you a reminder that you can be successful if you adapt the new habit like power to take decisions, discipline your life, and determination to achieve your goals. 


Title of this book is very interesting. “Eat that frog!” 🙂 Why has the author selected this title? Here frog means your important & ugly task which you ignore most of the time.  “If the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that that is probably the worst thing that is going to happen to you all day long.” by  Mark Twain.  It means you need to start the day with the most important & difficult task and finish it. 


In this book Brian Tracy mostly gives emphasis on discipline in your life and believing in yourself.  Here are some quotes from a book which I like most.


“Before you begin scrambling up the ladder of success, make sure that it is leaning against the right building.” by Stephen Covey

“Only about 2 percent of people can work entirely without supervision. We call these people “leaders.””

“Whenever you feel overtired and overwhelmed with too much to do and too little time, stop yourself and just say, “All I can do is all I can do.”


My takeaways from this book are that – 

  1. I used to make a “Daily to – do list” but now I will make a monthly and weekly list.  
  2. I will practice creative procrastination – How I will practice that? “zero-based thinking” in every part of my life. I will evaluate my everyday activities and abandon one activity which is not important in my life and I will focus on my important task. Example:- I will abandon watching TV in the evening instead of that I will spend good time with my family.
  3. I will use the ABCDE method while planning “to do list”.



Eat That Frig First by Brian tracy.

“મુશ્કિલ કામ સૌથી પહેલા કરવું ” શીર્ષક જ ઘણું બધું સમજાવી દે છે. કામ તો બધા જ કરતા હોય છે કોઈ વહેલું તો કોઈ મોડું, એમાં કોઈ નવાય નથી. પણ કામ અસરકારક, નિયત સમય માં ગુણવત્તા સાથે કેવી રીતે કરવું અને એ પણ વ્યવસાયિક જીવન અને અંગત જીવન ને સંતુલિત રાખીને એ આ પુસ્તક દ્વારા શીખવા જેવું છે. આ પુસ્તક માં 21 બિંદુ આપેલા છે જેને અનુસરવાથી ખરેખર તમારા કાર્યશૈલી માં ઘણો ખરો ફેરફાર તમે લાવી શકો છો. મારી કાર્યશૈલી ને વધુ અસરકારક બનાવવા માટે મને આ પુસ્તકે પ્રેરણા આપી છે . ધ્યેય નક્કી કરવું, કાર્યની અગ્રિમતા નક્કી કરવી, જે કામ થી તમને કોઈ જાજો ફરક નથી પડતો આવા કાર્ય ને વિલંબ ની શ્રેણી માં મુકવા, 80/20 સૂત્ર નો ઉપયોગ કરવા તરફ મેં મારુ ધ્યાન કેન્દ્રિત કર્યું છે. ટેક્નોલોજી નો ઉપયોગ એવો કરો કે તમારા કામની ઝડપ વધારે, માનસિક તાણ ઘટાડે નહિ કે વધારે. 6P સૂત્ર “યોગ્ય પૂર્વ આયોજન નબળા પ્રદર્શનને અટકાવે છે” એ કાર્યશૈલી માં ઉતારવા જેવું છે. સમય નો સદુપયોગ કરવો એ જિંદગી નો સદુપયોગ કરવા બરાબર છે. આ પુસ્તક પરથી મને સંત કબીર ના દોહા યાદ આવે છે “કલ કરે સો આજ કર , આજ કરે સો અબ, પલ મેં પ્રલય હોયેગી, બહુરી કરોગે કબ”.

Eat that frog

Eat that frog – here ‘frog’ is your biggest, most important task.
To achieve high level of performance you need to set priorities of your tasks with the rating of ABCDE and most important A rating task needs to be done first in the morning.
Think about your goals and review them daily. Every morning when you begin, take action on the most important task you can accomplish to achieve your most important goal at the moment.
Think on paper.
You have to keep upgrading yourself with new skills in your work so that you strive to be better, faster and more effective in your profession.
Say no to anything that is not a high-value use of your time.

short books : Eat that Frog reflection

Title of the book: Eat that Frog

Author: Brian Tracy Genre of the book: Self-help

Why was this title selected: Eating the frog means you don’t procrastinate and just do it. Do it first thing in the day.

About the book: This book talks about 21 ways to stop procrastinating to achieve better results. Sections of the book: The book is divided into 21 chapters which are 21 ways to stop procrastinating.

The plot of the book: This book not in a story form but each chapter gives you insights and rules which can firmly be ingrained in your thinking and actions.

Your personal opinion about the book: A must-read book especially if you are struggling with time management and identifying your KRAs. A good help in this pandemic times.

Have you read something like this before? Can you talk about that experience ?: 7 habits of highly effective people do touch upon this topic and there are many such short books which talk about this topic. Implementing it in school work and housework has helped.

Should people read this book ?: Yes. The 104-page book will take a day to read but if you do all the activities with each chapter then as Brian says Slice the dice. Divide the reading of this book may be for 21 days and do the activities given in the book.

Key takeaways:

1. You don’t have time to do everything but you certainly have time to do the most important work.

2. Make a master list, weekly list and daily list.

3. Think on paper and write your goals. It is one type of visualizing your goals.

4. Break your big task into small tasks.

5. Declutter your table and your tabs so that you can focus on the work at the given time. 6. Use 90 minutes of focused time to do a task then take 15 minutes break. Arrange your meetings accordingly.

7. Unsubscribe to the newsletter which clutters your emails.

8. Set the time to read every day related to your profession and keep learning new things. 9.Be optimistic.

10. Practice creative procrastination. Decide to procrastinate in low-value activities.


– Bhargavi

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