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Do It Today: Overcome procrastination, improve productivity and achieve more meaningful things by Darius Foroux

What I liked about the book are the personal experiences that the author has mentioned. It is a collection of all his blog articles in one.

Most of the points were which I agree and myself apply in my life. For eg, the author recommends reading as much as you can and I agree that reading does help in personal development. All in all a good one time read.

My favorite lines from the book –

  • You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it
  • And if you want to climb the corporate ladder, you have to form alliances, be strategic, outperform your targets, and be great at what you do.
  • What thing(s) should I eliminate to make my life so simple that it’s easy to focus?
  • To improve your focus, boost your serotonin activity. Research shows that exercise can do that. But something else, that’s equally effective, and a lot easier is a simple mind-exercise. All you need to do is remember positive events that happened in the past.
  • All you need to do [to increase serotonin levels] is remember positive events that have happened in your life. This simple act increases serotonin production in the anterior cingulate cortex, which is a region just behind the prefrontal cortex that controls attention.
  • When you procrastinate, you might feel better on the short-term, but you will suffer in the long-term.
  • Willpower Doesn’t Work. Systems Do. What you really need is a system for doing work. A lot of people shy away from routines, systems and frameworks because they want to have “freedom.” I’m sorry to disappoint you: Freedom is your enemy. The fact is that, if you want to get things done, you need rules.
  • For example, one of my personal rules is this: Never complain. Another one is: Read and exercise every day. And: Close the day every evening by setting your next day’s priorities.
  • Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others.

It is available on Amazon Kindle Edition and Paperback.

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