Give It Your Best Shot

Americans know this phrase: “Give it your best shot!” Have you ever given anything your best shot? Coaches use this phrase: “He gave 110%.” When was the last time you gave 110%? Never forget the Pareto 20/80 distribution. About 20% of your efforts produce 80% of the value of your output. So, give almost nothing your best shot. Reserve your best shot for the top 4% (20% of 20%). Save your 110% efforts for the top .8% (20% of 20% of 20%). One of the big challenges in life is to identify those few things that deserve your best shot. … Continue reading

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