In this episode, I’ll be talking about the classic 80/20 rule in relationships by Pareto.
The 80/20 rule means that 80 percent of your outcomes come from 20 percent of your inputs. This rule applies to almost everything in life, be it relationships, learning, money, work, or happiness.
We see many different people running around town who appear to be busy. But most of these people tend to accomplish very little.
Why? Because we waste time on tasks that are of a low value to us and don’t focus on our main goals and ambitions in life. The big goals and aims we have in life tend to be the hardest, which is why people tend to avoid them and waste time on less valuable goals.
- The 80/20 Rule by Pareto
- My life with the 80/20 Rule applied
- Self-actualizing people
- Do you surround yourself with negative people
One example of the 80/20 rule in everyday life is when we look at relationships. We might have three or four amazing friends in life, but we don’t give these people enough love or attention because we waste our time on associates and negative people.
80/20 Rule Helps Us Waste Less Time
Why do we waste so much of our precious time and energy on negative people, people who don’t support us and who aren’t there for us in life?
We need to surround ourselves with positive people, who will have a good impact and add to our life. Spend our valuable and limited time on this each focusing on the people and things we love instead of wasting it.
People tend to have the same personality as the five closest people to them. Are the people you associate with positive? You are probably very similar to these people so do they bring good energy to your life and bring you up? If not, why do you waste your time on these people?
If you spend your days with positive people, then you will bring positivity into your life. Apply the 80/20 rule in your life, and in your relationships to gain benefits that you never thought possible before. Stop wasting your time on nonsense, and come back to the important stuff that matters.