Wednesday, 16 June 2010
Why is it called BIDON V?
Persons with comparatively moderate powers will accomplish much, if they apply themselves wholly and indefatigably to one thing at a time.
Every idea in this book (Eat that Frog!) by Brian Tracy is focused on increasing your overall level of productivity, performance, and output and on making you more valuable in whatever you do. It is an excellent motivational book.
Many years ago, Brian Tracy crossed the heart of the Sahara Desert driving an old Land Rover!! I can totally empathize with this story. I have crossed the Tanezrouft desert many times in a Land Rover during my childhood!
Tracy wrote, "Many years ago, driving an old Land Rover, I crossed the heart of the Sahara Desert, the Tanezrouft, deep in modern-day Algeria. By that time, the desert had been abandoned by the French for years, and the original refueling stations were empty and shuttered.
The desert was 500 miles across in a single stretch, without water, food, a blade of grass, or even I fly. It was totally flat, like a broad, yellow sand and parking lot that stretched to the horizon in all directions.
More than 1,300 people had perished in the crossing of that stretch of the Sahara in previous years. Often, drifting sands had obliterated the track across the desert, and the travelers had gotten lost in the night, never to be found again.
To counter this lack of features in the terrain, the French had marked the track with black, fifty-five gallon oil drums every five kilometres, which was exactly the distance to the horizon, formed by the curvature of earth.
Because of this, in the daytime, we could see two oil barrels, the one we had just passed and the one five kilometres ahead of it. And that was all we needed to stay on course. All we had to do was to steer for the next oil barrel. As a result, we were able to cross the biggest desert in the world by simply taking it "one oil barrel at a time."
We can overcome procrastination and accomplish great things by disciplining our self and to take just one step at a time. "Leap, and the net will appear."
Health and Fitness are accomplished by just eating little less and exercising a little more, day after day, month after month. Financial independence is achieved by saving a little money every single month, year after year.
You can overcome procrastination by taking it one step, one oil barrel, at a time.
Rule: Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field! Everything is learnable and what others have learned, you can learn as well.
Lao-tzu wrote, "A journey of a thousand leagues begins with a single step." This is the great strategy for overcoming procrastination and getting more things done faster.