The 80/20 Rule

Today’s article of the week is a fantastic post by Donald Miller: Why 20% of People Will Never Like You, or rather, “Why 20% of People¬†Will Criticize Everything.”

Also called the Pareto Principle, Miller explains:

About 80% of your health problems are likely being caused by only 20% of what you eat. Or 80% of your companies profit is coming from 20% of its products. Or 80% of your relational frustrations are being caused by 20% of your relationships.

With regard to creativity or relationships, “Just know, if you hit it out of the park, there will still be 20% of the population noticing your flaws,” he says.

Rather than being depressing, Don’s post is an invitation to live boldly, without being a slave to everyone’s good opinion — something we all could use a little more of.

You can read the full article here.

Happy Friday!