Figure Out the Focus...

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Edition 137 - February 28, 2021

Attention and focus is very important.

We know that whatever we focus on is what we begin to feel. What we begin to feel is what we start to create meaning around. What we create meaning around is who we start to become.

Our attention and focus is also very limited, so the few things we are able to focus on start to become a majority of our world.

In economics theory, we know that according to the Pareto principle, for many events that Pareto studied, roughly 80% of effects come from 20% of causes.

If we applied that on a micro level, in general, 80% of the results we produce come from the 20% of the things we do.

That is why it is important that we focus on the things that are important.

With the Pareto principle in mind, what are the few things that we can focus on and do really well that can solve for most results we want.

This is a good question to ask.

These days, we have access to so much information at our finger tips; it’s a gift and a curse.

Many things are always trying to get our attention as it has become a commodity that is becoming increasingly limited with the explosion of the internet and social media.

What we allow ourselves to focus on consciously or subconsciously is going to determine what kind of outcomes we get.

-Mike Ye