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Do less. Accomplish more.

Do less. Accomplish more.

The Pareto principle—often called the 80/20 rule—explains that 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. While this principle traces its origins to economics, it holds true in ministry as well. Most actions bear little fruit, but a handful yield huge returns. Half a dozen desperate announcements for more worship team volunteers bring exactly zero new musicians, and just one personal invitation brings a great new guitarist and two referrals. Sound familiar?

This can’t be avoided; that’s why it’s called a rule. But knowing that 80% of our results come from only 20% of our actions, we ought to identify those actions and protect them, ensure that we always have time for them, and refuse to allow less-productive actions to steal time and attention away from them.

What are your non-negotiables? What actions yield the most results for you? Share them in comments so we can learn from each other.

Comments

  1. Glenn N Dolly Walls says:

    I want to make Heaven my home and I will give it my all. I will not turn back, and I will not give up. I can do all things through Christ that strenthens me. My focus is not on what's not working it is on what is working and I build on that or add to that. Jesus said He would lead me into all truth, and Yea though I what through the valley… It is not about the valley it's about Jesus being with me. 80/20 I will take the 20 with Jesus because with Him all things are possible.

  2. Thanks for the teaching on the Pareto Principle, as a pastor I often focus on the eighty percent because I don't want to build people up, but I feel to many pastor focus as I do on the 80%. Thanks for the thought I will start looking to see how I can expand that twenty percent.

  3. Judy Luse says:

    my willingness to accept thatJESUS IS THE ONLY WAYto strive while on my journey Christ as my savior,my belief that I can do better through JESUS CHRIST who gives me strength everyday I am willing to go where he leadsi am willing to share my ups and downs for Christ that and to give to those in need,and to keep my faith and belief in GOD that if I do whis coming and praise GOD everyday.and fear only the LORD.hat the bible says and watch for his coming and to make my priority THST JESUS IS THE MAIN THING IN MY LIFE, and to pray and read the bible every day of the rest of my life and show people that GODS love is greater than mans.

  4. Judy Luse says:

    my willingness to accept thatJESUS IS THE ONLY WAYto strive while on my journey Christ as my savior,my belief that I can do better through JESUS CHRIST who gives me strength everyday I am willing to go where he leadsi am willing to share my ups and downs for Christ that and to give to those in need,and to keep my faith and belief in GOD that if I do whis coming and praise GOD everyday.and fear only the LORD.hat the bible says and watch for his coming and to make my priority THST JESUS IS THE MAIN THING IN MY LIFE, and to pray and read the bible every day of the rest of my life and show people that GODS love is greater than mans.

  5. Judy Luse says:

    my willingness to accept thatJESUS IS THE ONLY WAYto strive while on my journey Christ as my savior,my belief that I can do better through JESUS CHRIST who gives me strength everyday I am willing to go where he leadsi am willing to share my ups and downs for Christ that and to give to those in need,and to keep my faith and belief in GOD that if I do whis coming and praise GOD everyday.and fear only the LORD.hat the bible says and watch for his coming and to make my priority THST JESUS IS THE MAIN THING IN MY LIFE, and to pray and read the bible every day of the rest of my life and show people that GODS love is greater than mans.

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