What is Pareto’s principle?
Simply put Pareto’s principle (also called the 80-20 rule) says that 80 % of the results come from 20% of the causes (more or less).
Now, this is not always accurate. Sometimes it is 70-30 or sometimes a very small no can give a big result.
However, the gist of the rule states that a minority of the causes lead to the majority of the results.
Conversely, the majority of the causes do not contribute much to the result. It means that 80% of the work you put in is only leading to 20% results.
Businesses have been using this in optimizations of inventory and operations for a long time.
You can, however, apply this principle to almost everything.
How can we apply Pareto’s principle effectively in our lives? Well, let’s find out.
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What is Gratitude?
The word gratitude comes from a Latin word Gratia that means Grace or Gratefulness. It means being thankful and appreciative of everything, we possess or receive.
This may be a tangible birthday gift your friend gave you, or maybe, a gesture of friendship from a co-worker. It is not limited to tangible things.
Different people perceive gratitude differently. Some people call it a feeling, some people think of it as a character trait, some people even go far as to think of it as a behavior.
Gratitude has benefits that range from improved health to improved mind-set. It empowers our relationship with our peers as well as makes us feel more optimistic for the future.
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What is an argument?
To understand why we should avoid arguments we must first understand what an argument is.
An argument is a statement or a set of statements that one uses to try to convince or persuade someone else that their opinion about something is correct.
Often times in life each of us has been involved in one or the other argument, especially when it is one about our very core beliefs.
More often than not arguments turn into heated battles of raging tempers and in the end, the very goal we were trying to achieve, i.e. to persuade the other person becomes impossible.
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Why it’s important to maintain relationships
It is easy to form relationships with new people. What is really hard is to maintain relationships. We all know that it takes real dedication and hard work to maintain relationships.
Most people, however, don’t put in their share of work and instead lead their life on autopilot. Without that effort, those relationships start losing their glitter and eventually become strained and tense.
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Fulfilling relationships and how we define love
Fulfilling relationships are something most of us aspire to have. All of us have our definitions of love and thus all of us make our ideas as to what relationships mean to us. Most of us romanticize love with the understanding that we get from movies, novels, and other forms of entertainment.
Lao Tzu in the book Tao Te Ching wrote
“love the whole world as if it were your self; Then you will truly care for all things.“-Lao Tzu
So much so that for some people finding a ‘soulmate’ has become one of, if not, the most important pursuits in their life. Without it, their life lacks meaning or is somehow incomplete. They keep looking for the partner that completes them and if fate wishes they might find them someday.
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