80/20 Rule

80% of the results come from 20% of the effort.

The 80/20 rule, also known as the Pareto principle, is a heuristic that tells us we can expect 80% of our results to come from 20% of our efforts.  And, of course, this means the reverse is also true: 80% of our efforts lead to only 20% of our results.

The 80/20 rule is helpful because it makes us conscious of the things we’re doing that aren’t getting us results.  It’s used in many walks of life, including business, economics, and sports.

The 80/20 rule applies in Jiu-Jitsu because it tells us to understand which areas of our game are getting us the most results.  This is helpful in establishing a gameplan and strategy.


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