80/20 rule of life

In the manufacturing world the 80/20 rule refers to 20 percent of something makes up 80 percent of the work.

So if you are making a widget, and you incur 10 different types of problems while making that widget. The 80/20 rule would mean that 20 percent of those 10 problems would make up 80 percent of your time.

Meaning if you fixed the 2 problems out of the 10. You will dramatically increase your efficiency, productivity, and effectiveness.

What the hell does that have to do with your life?

I am looking at it in a different light.

80 percent of your life you just need to show up.

That's it.

You just need to be present and accounted for. There's nothing fancy you need to do. You don't have to be a high achiever. You simply need to show up.

Doesn't matter what in life we are talking about. Your job, your relationships, yourself. Doesn't matter.

You cannot collect if you are not present. You cannot get the reward. You won't be awarded the work. You won't feel the love you want. None of it will happen if you don't show up.

The other 20 percent of the time is when you kill it!

That's when you dominate the day and take no prisoners.

In a week you are looking at a good 2 days you will be dominating. That's all.

The other 5 all you need to do is show up.


If you want more out of life, you need to give more. If you want to succeed sooner, and have a happier, brighter more joyful future.

Well then you will need to dominate more days.

But I am telling you right now.

80/20 rule.

Just show up 80% of the time. Just be present

The other 20% you attack and you win!