Before you begin work, you might want to considering asking yourself, “Is this task in the top 20% of my activities or in the bottom 80%?”
The 80/20 rule, also known as the Pareto Principle, is the idea that 20% of your efforts bring 80% of your results. The idea applies to many things in life.
It only makes sense to focus your attention on these most critical tasks at work and at home.
You can save a lot of time and make much faster progress by focusing on the most effective tasks.
Follow this process:
What about other areas of your life? Think about how you can apply the same 80/20 principle to other aspects of your life:
What part of your life do you most want to change for the better? What are the most important actions you can take in each area of your life?
You can be pretty successful at many things if you identify the most important tasks and avoid wasting your time on anything else. Look for ways to apply the Pareto Principle to your life, and make a big difference!