Your life shifts from being run by it to you running it, as a Grand Master and Director, a true manager of your life. As a result, your life becomes much easier and much more fulfilling, full of things that create more happiness and satisfaction in life.
LIFE MANAGEMENT TIME
Before someone becomes an 80/20 Person, the time spent in "managing" and "directing" was, maybe, 1%, and it was mostly seen as a bother. But the 80/20 person spends a considerable amount of time in the thinking about what one wants and how to get it. The 80/20 Person makes sure that his/her life is full of the most desirable things and includes what is "necessary" to sustain life as being useful and good, but not "a bother".
The 80/20 Person realizes that this "management" time has the highest overall return of any activity in life. Many people think of the time spent managing as a bother that produces nothing, but it does, just as planning a trip is not the trip itself but it is the key to setting things up in order to enjoy the trip - obviously an essential part! Don't try a trip without it! Don't try a Life without it!!!!!!
WHAT THE 80/20 DOESN'T SPEND TIME ON
The 80/20 Person doesn't engage in activities that produce very little satisfaction or happiness. He/she looks at what is a waste of time and doesn't do those at all. He/she doesn't buy into the myths or expectations. So to cut to the chase, he/she spends about zero time on:
Reinventing the wheel: Reformulating, formulating, designing from scratch (except that which
is personal) - those are extremely time-consuming and sometimes aren't as good as the
Operates using pre-determined, pre-formatted systems, carefully set up so there is no
further decision-making or extra efforts.
Trying to control the uncontrollable
Seeking justice for justice's sake, if there is no other life impacting result
Rescuing others: He could engage in co-planning but only with people who will perform.
Non-progressive people or negative people: He/she immediately lists who those are and
let's go, replacing with more mutually beneficial people.
Activities/people who sap energy from him/her: Simply checks how he/she feels afterward
and then stops when energy feels diminished. (Freed up energy goes to people he/she values
more and to which a greater contribution can be made.
Maintenance activities: To the extent they can be delegated, shortened, or even set up so
they are not necessary or are very low maintenance.
Any addiction: He/she knows there is no net gain after the losses are deducted from the short
term, empty "gain."
believed items in this category and figures out how to stop doing them or stop keeping them
Things that he/she probably won't finish: So he/she doesn't even start!!!
THE 80/20 COMMITS TO BEING IN A STATE OF HIGH RESOURCEFULNESS
The 80/20 Person does not waste time in a low state of resourcefulness and does whatever is needed to go back into a state of high resourcefulness - and his/her effectiveness is multiplied, while things are also easier at the same time! He/she guards that resourcefulness as if it was life itself - as it is the equivalent of being vitally alive and getting the most out of life!