Most people have heard of the 80/20 rule in regards to business, finances, and productivity, but did you know this is really a universal rule that can be applied to just about anything? The Pareto Principle states that “80% of all effects come from 20% of all causes.” .
While the 80/20 rule is highly effective in business and financial situations, it’s also highly effective when applied to your goals. Applying this single rule will enable you to be more productive, achieve more in less time, and get quicker results.
THE 80/20 RULE AND YOUR GOALS
Some tips for applying the 80/20 rule to your goals:
- When it comes to your goals and even your daily To-Do List, identify the 20% that counts and focus there first.
- More-efficient actions should take the highest priority when planning your day.
- This doesn’t mean ignore the other 80%, but it does mean you need to focus on your 20% first!!
- Ask yourself, “Is this the most important thing I could be doing right now?”
Remember, you can’t do EVERYTHING. So, just get really good at doing the important stuff first!