- The first 20 % of any task usually accounts for 80 %of the value of that task.
- Once you begin working on that task, the first 20 % of the time that you spend planning and organizing the resources necessary to achieve the task usually accounts for 80 % of your success.
In setting priorities, always focus on the fist 20 % of the task. Get on with it and get it done. The next 80 % will tend to flow smoothly once the first 20 % is complete.