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The 80 20 Rule Explained (a.k.a. Pareto Principle) | Brian Tracy
The 80 20 rule is one of the most helpful concepts for life and time management. Also known as the Pareto Principle, this rule suggests that 20 percent of your activities will account for 80 percent of your results . This being the case, you should change the way you set goals forever.

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Applying the 80/20 Rule in Goal Setting

  • Assess your goals. Work on the most valuable all the time.
  • Work on the tasks with the greatest impact.
  • Think like a wealthy person. Do what one does.

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A dream is the root of all success, for having a dream does not limit you on what you can do. Successful people allow themselves to lean back and imagine the kind of life that is possible for th...

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Identifying Productivity Constraints

Identifying Productivity Constraints

What restraints you from achieving your goals? Are they learned feelings of helplessness? Or are they just simply excuses? Remember, whatever you have learned, you can unlearn. 

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Keys to Living Without Limits

Clarity. Have a clear vision of your desires and future to help you stay focused on your goals.
Competence. Commit yourself to doing something that enables you to become better at ...

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  • In business, 20% of the products bring in 80% of the revenue.

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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