When comparing Zen To Done vs Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time, the Slant community recommends Zen To Done for most people. In the question“What are the best books on Productivity?” Zen To Done is ranked 1st while Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time is ranked 3rd. The most important reason people chose Zen To Done is:
The author of Zen To Done realizes the potential in the book ["Getting Things Done"](http://www.slant.co/topics/3736/viewpoints/1/~what-are-the-best-books-on-productivity~getting-things-done-the-art-of-stress-free-productivity), but acknowledges the ways in which it can be discouraging for some people, and a hard lifestyle change to maintain. Zen To Done applies those same concepts presented in "Getting Things Done", but with a much slower approach.
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Pro Adaptation of "Getting Things Done"
The author of Zen To Done realizes the potential in the book "Getting Things Done", but acknowledges the ways in which it can be discouraging for some people, and a hard lifestyle change to maintain.
Zen To Done applies those same concepts presented in "Getting Things Done", but with a much slower approach.
Pro Suggests that not all changes be made at once
Where many productivity books encourage you to start everything at once, Zen To Done takes a different approach.
Realizing that making a large number of changes at once can be discouraging, it suggests that you take your time implementing the changes (recommending a year to do so).
Pro Offers exercises that can be started immediately
The author has provided exercises at the end of each of the 21 rules to help you quickly put into practice what you've learned.
Pro Fast read
This book was written to be a quick and easy read, at only 128 pages. However, that doesn't result in a lack of helpful information. The author has a very clear and concise writing style.
Con Plenty of typos
Though the occasional typo tends to make it through to publication, this book has more than it's fair share. The number of typos and other errors (such as incorrectly numbered lists) can get distracting and cause some confusion.
Con Ideas are rehashed throughout the book
The author takes his initial suggestions and repeats them frequently throughout the book, which feels like an attempt to fill pages. It makes for a somewhat dull read.
Con Relies on self-discipline
This book teaches various ways for organizing tasks and encouraging you to tackle them, however it relies on you having the self-discipline to get started. Of course, it's not something that can simply be learned. However, discussion on the psychology behind motivation and self-discipline would have been beneficial for the target audience.