I do appreciate Walt Hampton’s quick and inspiring weekly blogs. They do set me on a track, even if it is short lived (that is a different discussion).
This was Walt’s blog this morning.
“Vilfredo Pareto was the dude who formulated the 80/20 rule… you know, the one that said that 20% of your efforts are responsible for 80% of your outcomes. Well ol’ Vilfredo was certainly onto something… but I think he was way too generous in his estimate… .
In fact, when all is said and done, there are only a handful of things that are really essential for our success and well-being .
The challenge is getting clear about what those few things are.
Before you catapult into this new week, ask yourself, “What are the 20% of the things I think I need to do this week that will actually yield the big results….” (Or as Stephen Covey might have said, “What are the ‘big rocks’ that I should attend to first?”)
Then drill down further: What is the 20% of the 20%?
And then… further still… what might be that one thing… that one thing that is most important
Have an awesome week.
In our lives, we have compartments of responsibilities. A section for our family, a section for work, and a section for ourselves – our needs and dreams. I want to invite you to take Walt’s questions a refine them.
What is the most important thing you need to do today, or this week, for:
Make your list – schedule the timing of each – and do the thing you least want to do first (this was a trick from a thought leader I listened to years ago – Richard Tosti).
Maybe I will make you a form to help guide you, but not today. I have to get my 20% done – build a webinar.
Kaizen my friends – always changing and evolving.