The 80/20 principle is about productivity and achievement. It means that 20% of the things you do produces 80% percent of your outcome.
I started applying this when I was learning how to talk to girls. I thought about the 20% that I was doing that lead to 80% of my rejections. I also thought about the 20% that produced 80% of my results.
I then focused on the 20% that gave me 80% of the positive results. I focus on getting better at those techniques. I focused on the things that produced the biggest outcome.
I also focused on not doing the 20% that led to most of my failures.
My game skyrocketed. Girls started liking me left and right. It was because I focused on the things that gave the results.
In your field, find out the 20% of the things that you have to do that produces 80% of the outcome.
When it comes to playing basketball or any sport, find out the 20% of the drills that produces 80% of the outcome. For me it was working on my form shooting.
When it comes to tasks, focus on the 20% that produces 80% of the outcome. Ask yourself what is the one thing that you can do today that makes everything else irrelevant.
This can be applied to so many things.
20% of your friends give you 80% of happiness. Focus on being with them. 20% of your friends gave you 80% of the unhappiness. Get away from them.
It's not about overhauling your whole life. It's about picking the essentials.
We discuss this in greater detail in my course.... click here.