It was really interesting for me to realize that the 80/20 principle works, not only in specific areas such as 80% of your clients often only bring in 20% of your revenue but also in general. I have come to realize that generically speaking, 80% of my results come from 20% of the actions that I perform.
How cool is that? Actually, the reality is that we should simplify it even more.
Whilst many of us have several irons in the fire, we function better and are more successful when we focus on one or two things at a time and make them work instead of giving only ‘fleeting’ attention, time, and effort to a great number of things that we are involved in. Often the greater number of things that we see ourselves as involved in don’t even see the light of day.
Simplicity is the name of the game as I have learned time and time again.
Often complex and complicated problems are best served by simple solutions and often these simple solutions are actually right under our own noses.
Living life in the middle of clutter and in the middle of a hubbub of activity only makes it more difficult to see the simple solution.
Don’t get me wrong, at no time should all the opportunities and ideas just be discarded – there will be room for many of them to blossom and grow at some stage – just not all at once and just not right now.
So as the KISS acronym goes “Keep it simple stupid”!