Have you ever heard of Pareto’s principle? If not, read this post because afterwards you’ll begin to see things a lot differently and understand what you must focus on to gain even more results in your workout program.
So what is Pareto’s Principle? Well, to put it shortly, it’s when you can get 80% of your results from 20% of your efforts.
It was named after an Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto who in 1906 found that 80% of the land in Italy was owned by 20% of the population. It was a pattern that he found to be occurring throughout different aspects of life.
Tyler Tervooran independent entrepreneur and founder of Riskology wrote a fantastic guest post on I Will Teach You To Be Rich where he breaks down Pareto’s principle, gives outstanding examples of it being used in real life, and how you can apply it in your own life.
I suggest reading his post first before continuing which you can check out here.
So how did you like the post? Did you get some insight? I know I received a lot of value from reading his post and it definitely struck a nerve with me.
So the question is, how can this be used in our workout programs? What is the 20% we should be focusing on to get 80% of our results?
Well, from face value you would probably guess nutrition, and exercise. Right? I do agree that diet and exercise are imperative to the process but I think there’s something that’s even more important that I talked about in my last post. It’s something that always guarantees results if you stuck with it.
What is it? Consistency, yep, consistency. I believe consistency is one of the top factors you must focus on if you want to see results for yourself.
Think about it, nothing happens if you’re not consistent with your workout and nutrition plan. No results, nothing. No one has never gotten anywhere worth getting to without being consistent, especially when it comes to fitness.
Even more so, what if you put forth more focus into being consistent and worried less about everything else, what would your results be like?
Just like Jamie and her dog training business that Tyler explained in his post, she got rid of the clients that were giving her less results and focused on those that were worth more of her time and attention.
What would happen if you put more focus into the 20% (consistency) that were getting you more results? Can you imagine the outcome and possibilities?
So even though this may sound a little daunting or unbelievable, I think it’s worth considering for your fitness goals. Heck, test it out and give it a shot for a week and report your results here.
What do you have to lose? If you disagree, hey no problem everyone has a right to their opinion but I think it’s something worth thinking about.