Eighty Twenty Rule

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The 80/20 friggn’ rule —
Gotta’ use it. It’s a tool
Reducing clutter that we pack
Into our lives to hold us back.

When goals elude and time flies past
And with each step, you’re still in last
Consider how you lost your aim
You’ll find recursive tasks to blame.

With each thing you set to do,
A hundred more come fly at you.
Until at last, you quite forget
The goal for which you had first set.

The 80/20 Rule just asks
That you should start to plan your tasks
So when you’re only one-fifth done
You could have stopped and still have won.

Copyright December 7, 2002, Mike Levin