"The important takeaway from this chapter on the Pareto principle is not to run around with a calculator and actually do the math to figure out 80 percent and 20 percent calculations in different areas of your life.
It’s more important to have a mindset of identifying the few things and activities that will give you outsized returns. You want to:
- Look for shortcuts.
- Do the most important things exceptionally well, and the rest just ‘good enough’ or not at all.
- Develop your skills to be exceptional in a few targeted areas; don’t try to master everything.
- Realize that you can work less, stress less, and increase your happiness by figuring out the 20 percent of goals and activities that are most important to you.”
The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less: Koch, Richard: 9780385491747: Amazon.com: Books