There's this thing called the 80-20 Principle (aka Pareto Principle). The premise is that 80% of the outcomes are generated by 20% of the inputs (or inputers).
Another way to think of it is that 20% of our thoughts/mindsets and actions/behaviors drive 80% of our results.
A living and work recipe worth considering:
- Decide what is TRULY important to us as desired outcomes.
- Name those outcomes clearly.
- Assess the amount of thoughts-behaviors-time-effort we invest daily toward achieving those outcomes, and DO MORE OF THEM.
- Evaluate the amount of thoughts-behaviors-time-effort we expend daily that does not move us toward those outcomes, and STOP DOING THEM.