Ok broham, we’ve got a little something to talk about today.
This actually came up in my private Facebook group
So I thought it’d be a great idea to share my thoughts with
Everyone, since I believe this is something very important
That we all should know.
Ok so there 3 things that I think that we should all know.
Two of them they teach early on in school, but unfortunately
The third, not so much.
What are they?
Pretty simple really…
Addition, Subtraction, and the 80/20 or
As it’s formally called, Pareto principle
The first two (I hope) you already know, but the last one
You may not be so familiar with.
So let me break it down in our language so we can talk.
The 80/20 principle is simply about the law of averages.
It’s actually a principle of nature that is based on chaos theory.
Essentially what it amounts to is that 20% of what you do is
Going to amount to 80% of your results
It’s something you see everywhere.
20% of the population has 80% of the wealth
The average person uses 20% of their phone apps 80% of the time
20% of the clothes you wear probably 80% of the time
Most contractors use only 20% of their tools for 80% of their work.
You see it everywhere and when you understand what it is
You can use it to help you in everyday life.
First of all, you will see that in nature nothing can be equal
So, if you’re hoping for a society where everyone has equal
Wealth or what have you, then you’re gonna be fighting nature
And that my friend, is a tough battle.
To get the full potential of the 80/20 rule, you are going to have
To find whatever it is that you are good at and get better.
Because when you do, then you can be one of the top 20% that makes
80% of the wealth in your respective field.
Not everyone is going to be a billionaire, but if everyone works
To their fullest potential and finds power through their strength
Then everyone can and will eventually help society
Become stronger as a whole.
So do yourself (and society) a favor and stop living in the 80%
Start by knowing thyself.
Sounds a little vague, but you can gain clarity by first
Getting in touch with yourself (ha…touch yourself) with daily
Meditation and exercise. These two are also part of the 80/20
They don’t take long, but have a huge benefit on your psyche and
Help you produce amazing results in the rest of your life.
If you aren’t sure how to do either or want a little help
Join the conversation in my private Facebook group
Jerry “80/20” Washington
P.S. For more examples of the Pareto Principle at work
Go to this link for 13 examples of it in real life: