Well all of us have heard about the 80/20 rule ( commonly known as Pareto Principle) applied in Quality Control/Inspection and testing,applied in manufacturing industries. Lets learn about the 90/10 Principle for Quality Control/Inspection & testing in our personal lives.
- What is the 90/10 Principle?
10% of life is made up of what happens to you. 90% of life is decided by how you react.
What does this mean? It means we really have no control over 10% of what happens to us. We cannot stop the car from breaking down. The plane will be late arriving, which throws our whole schedule off. A driver may cut us off in traffic. We have no control over this 10%. The other 90% is different. Since it is You who determines the other 90%. How will you determine it? By your reaction. You cannot control a red light, but you can control your reaction. Don’t let people fool you as YOU can control how you react.
- Here are some ways to apply the 90/10 principle.
If someone says something negative about you, don’t be like the sponge. Let the attack roll off like water on glass. Don’t let negative comments affect you! React properly and it will not ruin your day. A wrong reaction could result in losing a friend, being fired, getting stressed out etc. How do you react if someone cuts you off in traffic? If you lose your temper, pound on the steering wheel, curse, want to bump them and let your blood pressure skyrocket; it’s wrong ? WHO CARES if you arrive ten seconds later at work? Why let someone ruin your drive?
- Remember the 90/10 principle, and do not worry about it.
You are told you lost your job. Why lose sleep and get irritated? It will work out. Use your worrying energy and time into finding another job.
The plane is late; it is going to mangle your schedule for the day. Why take out your frustration on the flight attendant? She has no control over what is going on. Use your time to study, get to know the other passenger. Why get stressed out? It will just make things worse.
Now that you know the 90-10 principle. Apply it and improve your happiness quotient. You will be amazed at the results. Try it as You will lose nothing. The 90-10 principle is incredible. Very few know and apply this principle or the result?
Millions of people are suffering from unnecessary, undeserved stress, trials, problems, heart burnings and heartaches. There never seem to be success in life. Bad days follow bad days. Terrible things seem to be constantly happening. There is constant stress, lack of joy and broken relationships. Worry consumes time. Anger breaks friendships and life seems dull, dreary and drab, it’s not enjoyed to the fullest. Friends are lost. Life often seems cruel. Does this describe you? If so, do not be discouraged. You can be different!
- Understand and apply the 90/10 principle. It will change your life.