Pareto Principle revisited: 80% of your results are produced from 20% of your work.
Most of us have heard of or read about several references related to this formula. Even more fascinating is the realized extension of this, where a mere 4% of your efforts generate 64% or more of the results in your work (Alan Dib).
Planning revisited: Professionals plan; amateurs do not.
In the absence of a shared mindset for WHY and clear strategies with a measured tactical plan for what and how you focus all of the work, you’re just playing around.
A focus on planning is simply designing the way to win. What is your 4%?
“From focus comes growth. That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”
— Steve Jobs —