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Applying the 80/20 Rule and 100 hours

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Marietta, GA – Applying the 80/20 Rule and 100 hours

The rule of 100 states that if you spend 100 hours a year, which is 18 minutes a day – in any discipline, you’ll be better than 95% of the world, in that discipline. Anders Ericcson developed this formula of purposeful practice in a study that was published in 1976.
In addition, the Pareto Principle or the 80/20 Rule as it has come to be known, breaks down the percentages that separate the masses from the average, the gifted to the exceptional. If we want to be exceptional or elite in any given group, we should expect to be different. Act differently, on purpose.
Read something meaningful such as a good book for 18 minutes a day (Facebook or Instagram doesn’t count) and you will be in the top 5% percentile of all readers. Practice a skill for just 4 or 5 hours a day and you will rise to the top 1% of your field.
Are you willing to be exceptional? To be in the top 1% of whatever path you choose?
Thank you all for your awesome feedback and comments, I appreciate it more than you know.
P.S. Shout out to Andy Feldman who is both a friend and colleague. His dogged determination and critical thinking inspires me to be better.
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