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How Your Daily Routine Can Turn Into Your Biggest Enemy
A few weeks ago, I got a letter - yes, an actual letter - from an NCAA player who will probably go pro. His question was a simple one: Like many basketball players he was big on pregame rituals and...

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When routines become a weakness

When routines become a weakness

If you become very attached to your routines, when they get messed up, you get frustrated.

You feel what is almost like withdrawals and you start doubting yourself.

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Routines and resistance

A routine means creating practices, habits and rules that force us to be better. Without it, resistance is given too much room to operate.

Routines are essential in the ba...

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Discipline is a form of freedom

Left unsupervised, however, it becomes a form of tyranny.

The ability to rotate from routine to routine, discipline to discipline, according to the needs of the day and ...

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The Pareto Principle (the 80/20 Rule)

The Pareto Principle (the 80/20 Rule)

It is an idea discovered by an Italian economist. It says that power and wealth is distributed like a reversed hockey stick where a small percentage of the population (20%) owns majority of...

80/20 Rule All Around

The Pareto Principle could also be observed in almost every industry:

  • In software, 80% of the errors and crashes in a system would be eliminated by fixing the top 20% of the most reported bugs.
  • In sports, 20% of athletes participate in 80% of the big games
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80/20 Rule: Threat or an Opportunity?

It is hard to accept the truth that there are inequalities everywhere. But depending on how you see it, the rule could help us filter out unnecessary data, better channel our resources, and make better decision in work and life.

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