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No, he’s not my uncle. Maybe somebody’s. Anyway he is not that important actually, but his idea is. Click For more info on Pareto’s Principle.

Bear with me for a while, according to him – 80% of all output comes from 20% of input.A few examples will describe the principle better. So what Uncle Pareto said is that –

  • In 100 workers, only 20 workers are the good ones. If the other 80 didn’t come to work, 80% of the work for the day will still be finished regardless.
  • In 100 tasks given by the boss everyday, only 20 is important and if you can finish these, basically 80% of your work for the day is done. The boss will be happy already. Keep it up and you will start giving task being the boss yourself.
  • In business, 80% of your profit comes from 20% of your client. If you fail to recognize these client and get business from them, your company is already losing money.
  • In 100 blogs, only 20 will benefit you. (*wink)

To sum up, in what ever things in life (friends, work, business), before you do anything, identify the key 20% and concentrate on these first. basically you have already achieve 80% of what you want. If not –

  • The workers may not be appreciated rightfully and leave the company to work in another. Company’s loss.
  • You may be so busy doing the small daily routine task, high profile projects are given to somebody else. He will get promoted someday and you are still doing the same small daily routine task.
  • Being greedy to get business from all available client, you accidentally neglected the important ones. Feeling ignored they awarded their RM1 Million tender to other contractor instead of to you.
  • You spend your day giving feedback on blog about dying ants, color of houses etc, some blog which may actually benefit you were left dry. The author, thinking nobody is interested, then decided to give it up. (*wink)

We just can’t have everything now, don’t you think so?

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I read about this a long time ago in Variasari (a mini magazine very much like the current ones). It was under the column “Petua Nenek Kebayan” (Tips from the ancient).

It’s written that we can know how long it will rain just by looking at the behavior of the roaming chicken. Don’t laugh just yet.. well you can smile. it’s true though ūüôā

If the chicken stop roaming and rest under the shade (pretty much like the picture attached), there’s a high possibility that¬†the¬†rain¬†will¬†be¬†very¬†brief even though it is a storm.

And vice versa, if the chicken still continue searching for food, minding their own business, the rain will not be stopping any time soon

I wouldn’t dare to put it up here if I didn’t test it myself. Try it, and tell me how it goes. You will be amaze with the result. I guess animals just know some things¬†we¬†don’t.

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I got this story from one forwarded email. Enjoy

One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally he decided the animal was old and the well needed to be covered up anyway, it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey. He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well.

At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone’s amazement, he quieted down. A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well and was astonished at what he saw. With every shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up. As the farmer’s neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and trotted off!

Conclusion – Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a stepping stone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up!

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