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Hello, I’m Brian Tracy.
Today I’m going to talk to you about one of the most helpful concepts of time and life management.
It’s called the 80/20 rule.
Now the 80/20 rule is also called the Pareto principle,
name after it’s founder, the Italian economist, Vilfredo Pareto in 1895.
He noticed that people in society seems to devide naturally
into a he called the Vital Few or the top 20 percent
in terms of money, property and influence.
And the Trivial Many, for the bottom 80percent.
Later he discovered that vitually all economic activity
were subject to this same principle.
In the 80% of the wealth of Italy,
during that time was controlled by 20% of the population.
We can take Pareto’s 80/20 Rule and apply it to almost any situation.
In particular, we can apply it to goal setting and productivity.
根据这个理论 你20%的活动 将决定你80%的收益
According to this principle, 20% of your activities will account for 80% of your results.
That means, if you have a list of ten items to accomplish,
2 of those items will turn out be worth more than the other 8 items put together.
The sad fact is that most people procrastinate on the top 10 or 20 percent of items
that are the most valuable and important, the Vital Few,
that account for all your success
and it stand the busy themselves with the least important 80%,
the Trivial many that contribute very little or nothing to their success.
So here’s what you should do in order hope to effectively
apply the 80/20 rule to goal setting and to your overall productivity.
首先 拿一张纸 然后写下十个目标
First take a piece of paper and write down 10 goals.
Then ask yourself if you could only accomplish one of the goals on that list
today, within 24 hours.
Which one goal would have the greatest positive impact on your life?
I ask this question to my clients all over the world,
What is your most important golden life right now,
which you need to know, by the way,
if you want to be successful.
Then take the second most important goal,
what you’ll find is that
after you complete this exercise,
you will have determined the most 20% of your goals that will help you more than anything else you do.
Second, you should work at those goals you that you have chosen all the time.
You often see people who appear to be busy all day along.
But see if you accomplish very little.
This is almost always because they are busy working on tasks
that have low value or no value.
While they are procrastinating on the one or two activities that can make a real difference
to their companies and to their careers.
The most valuable tasks you can do each day
are often the hardest and the most complex.
But the payoff and rewards for completing them can be tremendous,
They can actually change your whole future!
Before you begin work, always ask yourself:
is this task in the top 20% of my activities
or is it in the bottom 80%?
The rule for this is simple:
Resist the temptation to clear up small things first.
That’s the greatest killer.
You become so involved in little things, and little things multiplied.
They just become more and more,
at the end of day exhausted
and you’ve accomplished nothing.
If you choose to start your day working on low value tasks,
you’ll soon develop the habit of always starting and working on low value tasks.
You’ll be like the horse that pulls the way around in the circle all day
never makes any progress.
Finnally, I want to tell you about a study
has just been done about the attitudes of rich people versus poor people with regard to goal setting.
What they found is that 85% of rich people have one big goal
that they work on all the time.
Only 3% of poor people have a big goal,
and they don’t work on it very much.
So if you wanna be wealthy, do what wealthy people do.
Pick one big goal and work on it all the time.
And if you do, it will change your life.
Now before you wrap up,
can I glee you with a thought to share with your friends and followers.
It is this: When your goals are clear,
you will come up with exactly the right answer to achieve your goals at exactly the right time.
So those are my strategies for applying the 80/20 Rule to goal setting,
If you haven’t seen my other videos about goal setting and increasing your productivity,
take a look.
And I’d love to hear from you, so my question today is:
do you use the 80/20 Rule for goal setting and time management?
And if you do, what changes have you noticed in your life?
Leave a comment bellow. And I’ll be sure to follow up with you.
Thanks for watching.
And remember, if you want to change your future.
Take action and, take action now!
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