“80/20 principle”

“Focus on being productive instead of busy.”

Tim Ferriss, American podcaster, author and entrepreneur
  • The 80/20 principle was first introduced by Italian economist vilfredo pareto, back in 1895 .
  • Hence, 80/20 principle is also called as parieto principle.
  • According to 80/20 principle not all activities have equal value.
  • It means 80 percent of results we get comes from the 20 percent of activities we do.
  • And The reverse is also true 80 percent of activities brings only 20 percent of the results.
  • For example , if we do 10 activities in a day only 2 activities are really very important and that brings 80 percent of our results in a day.
  • While the other 8 activities we do in a day brings only 20 percent of the results.
  • Most of us were not aware of this, and we spend most of our time in non result producing activities repeatedly throughout our life and that is one of the reason we achieve a lot lesser.
  • Our job is to focus our time and energy on the most important activities that produce maximum results.
  • 80/20 rule can be applied to almost all parts of our life to improve our productivity.
  • 80/20 is one of the key concept in time management and productivity.
  • Always focus on the results not on the activities.
  • Instead of doing too many things in a day, do fewer things which brings greater results.

“Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest.”

Leo Babauta,

What do you really want to do with your life?

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

Mae West
  • Do you really like what you are doing with your life?
  • What would you be doing if money really wasn’t the issue?
  • What would you do if you won a million dollar in jackpot?
  • List your talents and abilities?
  • What you are really good at?
  • Do you think would someone pay you for doing what you are really good at?
  • Most of us are not doing the job which we really wanted to do?
  • Each one of us has unique talents and we can get paid , even we can become a great success just for doing what we love to do.
  • We can only become successful by doing what we love. Our love for our work brings creativity, passion and innovation.
  • There are hundreds of thousands of people have done it before us and so we can.
  • Sachin Tendulkar become a great success by playing cricket.
  • There are countless examples arround us.
  • Find out what you are really good at and try to become excellent at it?
  • You will be paid in direct proposition to the value you provide to others .

 “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”

Albert Einstein

What is your why?

“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

We are not on this planet just to make millions or to buy a car, house. There is a reason for everyone’s existence on this planet.

  • All great people have found their why and dedicated their life to it, which includes Plato, Shakespeare, Edison, Einstein, Mother Theresa, Steve Jobs and many more……
  • Our job is to find out our why and what we are good at and dedicate our life to become excellent at it.
  • So, what you are good at?
  • What would you like to do if you have no limitations?
  • What would you do if you have 10 million dollars to spend?
  • Our job is to quickly find out what we are good at and try to make a living out of it by becoming excellent at it.
  • We can reach greater heights only by doing the thing which we love to do and that creates value to others.

” The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The 5 Major emotions

“I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them”

Oscar Wilde

There are more than 38 human emotions exists and out of these five major emotions are very crucial and they are:

  • Anger
  • Fear
  • Guilt
  • Resentment
  • Criticism
  • The more we have these emotions in our lives and it becomes very difficult for us to carry on our life.
  • The lesser the intensity of these emotions in our lives, the better our lives work.
  • Our job is to keep control of these emotions and find out ways to release these emotions.

“Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.”

Elizabeth Gilbert

“Forgive and let go ‘

Anger is like holding on to a hot coal , with the intent of throwing at some one.. remember you are the one to be harmed first.

Lord buddha

Right now, in this moment are you angry about someone or something?it may be a incident or a person in your life up to this moment?

  • You might have come across people at 70’s and 80’s who are still angry, about something or someone for what have happened in their childhood. They don’t know how to forgive. Anger causes us irritation and unhappiness. Why should we carry unhappiness, irritation for what has happened in the past?

  • Anger long-held can eat away our body.
  • Long-held anger leads to chronic stress and pain, which will affect various organs. stress affects the biochemistry of our bodies.
  • Our anger has nothing to do with the other person, it only affects us.
  • The kindest thing we could for ourselves is to forgive everyone and everything in our lives.
  • We need to practice forgiveness on a daily basis. The one we find hardest to forgive is the one, we should let go of first.

Make a list of everyone and every event in your life that you are angry about? Please,Let them go out of your memory by forgiving them.

Simple Exercise for forgiveness:

  • Take out one of your palm and place it in your heart, and say “I am willing to forgive” + the name of the particular person or the incident you would like to let the, for ten times or more and you will feel the difference.
  • Chronic headaches are often caused by unforgiveness.
  • Playing a sport which involves physical movement of the body can help to reduce anger.
  • Punching at a pillow forcefully is also found effective in reducing anger….

“true forgiveness is when you say,
thank you for that experience”- Oprah winfrey

“We were forced to stop, let’s think”

” An unexamined life is not worth living

Socrates
  • We were quite busy in the past, we didn’t have enough time to think through our life.
  • As a blessing in disguise, this Corona threat has given us a temporary break and it forced us to stop and think.
  • Many of us might feel that we’ve been held as hostage inside our own homes.
  • Instead, we could be grateful for this break and we may have an introspection of our life, what have we earned in our life so far, what might be missing in our lives, is there anything we would like to have in the future, is there anyone we would like to forgive, is there anyone or anything we are grateful for……..
  • We may focus on improving our health?
  • Let us use our time wisely ……
  • Let’s focus on How can we make the rest of our life as the best?
  • We may try to read a book or ebook or listen to an educational or inspiring audio…
  • Time is gonna past anyway……..
  • Let’s be safe and hope this worst scenario shall pass…..

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started

Mark Twain

Why the secret to success is setting the right goals

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https://www.ted.com/about/programs-initiatives/ted-talks/ways-to-get-ted-talks

John Doerr: Why the secret to success is setting the right goals
https://go.ted.com/C2F5

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Why most people don’t set goals?

“You are never too old to set a new goal or to dream a new dream.”

C.S.Lewis
  • Research shows that only 3% of the adults have written goals.
  • Most people don’t set goals and that is why they under achieve.

  • Some of the reasons people don’t set goals are:
  • They assume that they already have goals.
  • Goals require commitments.most people are not willing to put in the effort.
  • They don’t believe goals can make a real difference in their lives.
  • Your goals must be in written and if not it’s only a wish.
  • Success takes tons of discipline.

“To sit back and let fate play its hand out and never influence it is not the way man was meant to operate.” – John Glenn

Why most businesses fails?

“It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” – Scott Belsky

  • Research on Business startup shows that majority of the business startups fails.
  • It is been estimated that about 25% of the new startups fails within first 18 months.
  • Only 50% of the business new startups crosses the first five year mark .
  • And only about less than 33% of the new business startups reaches 10 year mark.
  • Only 1% of the businesses ever goes public
  • The reason is most businesses are not started by people who know how to run a business.
  • The reality is business is risky. No business is easy. Business is a trap.
  • If you don’t know how to run a business , how can you expect to succeed.
  • Today, the competition is fierce than ever before in the history.
  • Knowing the technical aspects of the business is not enough to run a successful business.
  • All successful businesses are operated by people who know how to run a business successfully.
  • They leave nothing nothing by chance.
  • Don’t assume . Get the facts.

“Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.” – Guy Kawasaki