Monday, September 19, 2011

Mindset Monday 9/19/11- Success from Statistics (A Must Read for Success)

In Economics, there is an 80/20 rule. 80% of the money in the world is controlled by only 20% of the people. Experts believe this should be modified to the 90-10 rule! This 90-10 rule can be applied to success. Think about it 10% of the people have 90% of the success. This makes sense. Think of the bell curve.

The bell curve theory states that normal populations of people tend to be represented in the shape opf a bell curve. In other words, imagine an upside down U on a graph. Imagine the tails on each side of the U that flair out to make the upside down U look like a bell. If a population looks like this, then most people fall where? In the middle. The middle is the thickest part of the bell. The tails on both sides are very thin.

Think how this relates to the 80/20 or 90/10 rule. Most people fall in the middle class on the socio-economic spectrum. Very few people are extremely rich or extremely poor. Apply this lesson to success in any field. Most people in any field are in the middle, or moderate. Some people are very unsuccessful and some people are highly successful.

What does this mean to you?

Who do you normally learn from? Who do you take advice from? In all probability, you take advice and learn from normal, average, moderately successful people. Take a minute to let that sink in……..I am sure you wonder why you have not yet had the success you dream you could. Consider this as a possible contributing factor.

If you want to achieve great success, then you need to learn from the best.
This is not to say that you cannot learn from the people around you- you can and should learn from everyone. But make sure that you are studying highly successful people on a regular basis. How do they think? What actions do they take? You will probably find that they think and do things quite a bit different from the people you normally surround yourself with. Who should you try to emulate if you want to succeed?

Remember, average people far outnumber exceptional people. That is the nature of the bell curve and 90/10 rule. Make it a habit to study highly successful people. Seek them out. Speak to them. Read their biography. Start to do as they do. Think as they think. Learn from the best in the world. Stay in your own mind. Don’t be afraid to stand up to peer pressure and go against the crowd. Live your dreams. Get Fanatical!

Contact me today to continue your journey.

Gene Zannetti
Owner, Personal Trainer, & Mindset Coach at Z-Fanatical Fitness

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