The 90/10 Principle
-Author: Stephen Covey
Discover the 90/10 Principle. It will change your life (at least the way you react to situations). What is this 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?
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. You determine the other 90%.
How? By your reaction.
You cannot control a red light., but you can control your reaction. Don't let people fool you; YOU can control how you react. Let's use an example.
You are eating breakfast with your family. Your daughter knocks over a cup of coffee onto your business shirt. You have no control over what just happened. What happens next will be determined by how you react. You curse.
You harshly scold your daughter for knocking the cup over. She breaks down in tears. After scolding her, you turn to your spouse and criticize her for placing the cup too close to the edge of the table. A short verbal battle follows. You storm upstairs and change your shirt. Back downstairs, you find your daughter has been too busy crying to finish breakfast and get ready for school. She misses the bus. Your spouse must leave immediately for work.
You rush to the car and drive your daughter to school. Because you are late, you drive 40 miles an hour in a 30 mph speed limit. After a 15-minute delay and throwing $60 traffic fine away, you arrive at school. Your daughter runs into the building without saying goodbye. After arriving at the office 20 minutes late, you find you forgot your briefcase.Your day has started terrible. As it continues, it seems to get worse and worse. You look forward to coming home, When you arrive home, you find small wedge in your relationship with your spouse and daughter.
Why? Because of how you reacted in the morning. Why did you have a bad day?
A) Did the coffee cause it?
B) Did your daughter cause it?
C) Did the policeman cause it?
D) Did you cause it?
The answer is " D".
You had no control over what happened with the coffee.How you reacted in those 5 seconds is what caused your bad day. Here is what could have and should have happened.
Coffee splashes over you. Your daughter is about to cry. You gently say,"It's ok honey, you just need, to be more careful next time".Grabbing a towel you rush upstairs. After grabbing a new shirt and your briefcase, you come back down in time to look through the window and see your child getting on the bus. She turns and waves. You arrive 5 minutes early and cheerfully greet the staff. Your boss comments on how good the day you are having.
Notice the difference?
Two different scenarios. Both started the same. Both ended different. Why?
Because of how you REACTED.
You really do not have any control over 10% of what happens. The other 90% was determined by your reaction.
Here are some ways to apply the 90/10 principle.
If someone says something negative about you, don't be a sponge. Let the attack roll off like water on glass. You don't have to let the negative comment 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? Do you lose your temper? Pound on the steering wheel? A friend of mine had the steering wheel fall off) Do you curse? Does your blood pressure skyrocket? Do you try and bump them?
WHO CARES if you arrive ten seconds later at work? Why let the cars 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 you know the 90-10 principle. Apply it and you will be amazed at the results. You will lose nothing if you try it. The 90-10 principle is incredible. Very few know and apply this principle. The result? Millions of people are suffering from undeserved stress, trials, problems and heartache.We all must understand and apply the 90/10 principle. It CAN change your life!!!
Hindus follow a traditional set of rituals and routines like lightening a diya or Namaskara. Have you ever wondered why we do all this? Or Why some of these practices have been put in place? I used to wonder when I was a kid that why mother asked me to do this, why that is considered sacred and this is not. I think answers to some of our queries lies in this pdf, read it I am sure you will like it.
Here's some puzzles to Rack Up Your Brains... (Answers are given below in a second image)
Don't let your schooling get in the way of your education. - MarkTwain
Please keep in mind that we are discussing the practise followed in traditional schools.
The purpose of the school system is supposedly to provide the necessary education so that each person can live an independent life; the criticisms in this article seems to say that such education does not teach you enough about things you will encounter in your life.
In schools ...
- The ability to work successfully alone is rewarded much more than the ability to work successfully in a team. In business, it's vice versa.
- Sharing information with other people or building upon the work of others is cheating.
- The ability to behave is rewarded highly. This skill is useful if you want to be just a Grunt Programmer.
This is important. While some forms of misbehavior are harmless, many forms are highly disruptive to other students. "Good behavior" is good practice for GruntProgrammers and GrandMasterProgrammers alike (though there are many PrimaDonnas who think otherwise - that programming skill is, and should be, license to be an asshole). I should note that when I refer to "good behavior" here, I am excluding "shut up and don't ask questions"-style rules that stifle creativity; instead I'm referring to things like "don't talk out of turn", "don't fight on the playground", etc.
- Only achievement is measured and rewarded; effort without achievement is not rewarded at all.
- You get a rather nasty illusion if you tend to be very intelligent. After many years of getting the best grades (or marks), you start to gain a lot of confidence in your ability to solve problems. You think of yourself as more capable of getting the right answer than your fellow classmate, and you're right. You are more capable of answering the questions correctly than your classmates. The illusion is that when you get out of school and into the Real World, you are not necessarily more capable of doing the task at hand than your coworkers. The reason is that while it may be true that your coworkers aren't as quick on their mental feet as you are, they may have much more valuable experience in a problem domain than you. Since in school everyone studies out of the same book, everyone is exposed to the same information. But in the Real World, we can learn from absolutely anyone, because there is something that they've experienced that we haven't.
- The reward is not from whatever you have accomplished; it is some external reward: the grade, acceptance from others, etc., preparing you to focus on your income when you grow up, and not attend to the actual consequences of your work.
- For any problem, there is exactly one correct solution, and people in authority can tell you what it is.
- You will be promoted every year along with everyone else, unless you are doing very, very, very poorly. A distorted view of the future. Most of what you learn in school is not very useful in the real world.
- As far as learning from everyone goes, there can be an Impedance Mismatch between minds. Sometimes the information gained isn't worth the time taken to extract it.
- Another bad lesson we learn in school is that when we say "I don't know" on a test (i.e. leave an answer blank) it's usually counted the same as if we got it wrong. While this perhaps encourages kids to experiment and take a risk by guessing, it also discourages them from saying "I don't know." However, I have found that when I start saying "I don't know," I start learning! Acknowledging the limits of my knowledge empowers me to expand my limits. -- WyattGreene
The hospital bears the responsibility of informing the police, first aid, etc.
Please do inform your family and friends about these basic rights so that we all know whatto expect and what to do in the hour of need.
Look At The Food They Bought For One Week And The Number Of Persons In The Family
The Melander family of Bargteheide - 2 adults, 2 teenagers
Food expenditure for one week: 375.39 Euros or $500.07
The Revis family of North Carolina - 2 adults, 2 teenagers
Food expenditure for one week: $341.98
The Ukita family of Kodaira City - 2 adults, 2 teenagers
Food expenditure for one week: 37,699 Yen or $317.25
The Manzo family of Sicily - 2 adults, 3 kids
Food expenditure for one week: 214.36 Euros or $260.11
The Casales family of Cuernavaca - 2 adults, 3 kids
Food expenditure for one week: 1,862.78 Mexican Pesos or $189.09
The Sobczynscy family of Konstancin-Jeziorna - 4 adults, 1 teenager
Food expenditure for one week: 582.48 Zlotys or $151.27
The Ahmed family of Cairo - 7 adults, 5 kids
Food expenditure for one week: 387.85 Egyptian Pounds or $68.53
The Ayme family of Tingo - 4 adults, 5 teenagers
Food expenditure for one week: $31.55
The Namgay family of Shingkhey Village - 7 adults, 6 kids
Food expenditure for one week: 224.93 ngultrum or $5.03
The Aboubakar family of Breidjing Camp - 3 adults, 3 kids
Food expenditure for one week: 685 CFA Francs or $1.23
And Mr. George Bush- The President of America is Crying That The Rise in Price of Food is Because of Indians. Coz, They are Consuming More and More Food Day By Day…
Now, I will present some facts which came to my mind instantly. When you plan a event as big as this, the planning would have been definitely started some time back. So lets assume, Mr. Modi has spoken with some corporate giants and filmstar over the prospect of owning a team in IPL. If not, than what was the reason Mr. Shahrukh Khan went on to see almost every match in Twenty 20 world cup? Isn't that ring a bell in your mind, why suddenly out of no where they started making Twenty 20 look bigger than what it was. Because the idea was simple and pure business they knew few months down the line they are going to own a team like this.
For me its simple to guess what might have happened behind the scene, please do let me know your opinion.