“It’s not the abilities you were born with—or even those you developed—that will determine your outcome in life. Rather it is what you do with them that matters.” ~Alfred Adler
If there is a single behavior that will drive your productivity and happiness much higher, and your frustration and disappointment much lower, it is this: the relentless practice of the 80/20 rule.
People who achieve both great success and high levels of happiness are people who allocate their time and effort to those actions and activities that maximize the outcomes they want. Never forget that 20% of what you are doing is giving you 80% of what you want, and 80% of what you are doing is only giving you 20% of what you want.
Be smart—find out what the 20% is that is giving you 80% of what you want—and do more of it!
- Stewart Hughes