It stated with a peapods…
Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto developed the 80/20 principle after observing that 20% of the peapods in his garden produced 80% of the peas. He then later published a paper while at the University of Lausanne that showed that 80% of the land in Italy was owned by just 20% of the people…
However, this principle or “rule” is bigger than just peapods or land in Italy. It seems to hold true for most nearly every aspect of life, for example:
- 80% of a company’s profits come from 20% of its customers
- 80% of software problems are caused by 20% of the bugs
- People wear 20% of their clothes 80% of the time
- 80% of problems (in life) can be attributed to 20% of causes.
And the list can go on and on…
So it should come as no surprise that 80% of the “hate” you receive comes from 20% of your “friends”. Likewise 80% of the SUPPORT you receive comes from 20% of your friends.
So what does this all mean? It means that you need to identify your “20%”.
Find the 20% of your supporters and keep them close, take care of them, thank them and most importantly spend more time with. These are the people that make you happy!!!
For the 20% of your haters – Remove them from your life! It is that simple. Life is too short to let such a small group of people bring you down.
Give it a try!