Discover the 90/10 Principle. It will change your life (at least the way you react to situations).

What is this principle?
10% of life is made up of what happens to you. 90% of life is decided by how you react.

What does this mean? We really have no control over 10% of what happens to us. We cannot stop the car from breaking down. The plane will be late arriving, which throws our whole schedule off. A driver may cut us off in traffic. We have no control over this 10%.

The other 90% is different. You determine the other 90%. How? By your reaction. You cannot control a red light. but you can control your reaction. Don't let people fool you; YOU can control how you react.

Let's use an example. You are eating breakfast with your family. Your daughter knocks over a cup of coffee onto your business shirt. You have no control over what just happened. What happens next will be determined by how you react. You curse. You harshly scold your daughter for knocking the cup over. She breaks down in tears. After scolding her, you turn to your spouse and criticize her for placing the cup too close to the edge of the table. A short verbal battle follows. You storm upstairs and change your shirt. Back downstairs, you find your daughter has been too busy crying to finish breakfast and get ready for school. She misses the bus. Your spouse must leave immediately for work. You rush to the car and drive your daughter to school. Because you are late, you drive 40 miles an hour in a 30 mph speed limit.

After a 15-minute delay and throwing $60 traffic fine away, you arrive at school. Your daughter runs into the building without saying goodbye. After arriving at the office 20 minutes late, you find you forgot your briefcase. Your day has started terrible. As it continues, it seems to get worse and worse.

You look forward to coming home. When you arrive home, you find small wedge in your relationship with your spouse and daughter. Why? Because of how you reacted in the morning. Why did you have a bad day?
A) Did the coffee cause it?
B) Did your daughter cause it?
C) Did the policeman cause it?
D) Did you cause it?

The answer is "D". You had no control over what happened with the coffee. How you reacted in those 5 seconds is what caused your bad day.

Here is what could have and should have happened. Coffee splashes over you. Your daughter is about to cry. You gently say, "Its ok honey, you just need to be more careful next time". Grabbing a towel you rush upstairs. After grabbing a new shirt and your briefcase, you come back down in time to look through the window and see your child getting on the bus. She turns and waves. You arrive 5 minutes early and cheerfully greet the staff. Your boss comments on how good the day you are having.

Notice the difference? Two different scenarios. Both started the same. Both ended different. Why? Because of how you REACTED. You really do not have any control over 10% of what happens. The other 90% was determined by your reaction.



Here are some ways to apply the 90/10 principle. If someone says something negative about you, don't be a sponge. Let the attack roll off like water on glass. You don't have to let the negative comment affect you! React properly and it will not ruin your day. A wrong reaction could result in losing a friend, being fired, getting stressed out etc.

How do you react if someone cuts you off in traffic? Do you lose your temper? Pound on the steering wheel? A friend of mine had the steering wheel fall off. Do you curse? Does your blood pressure skyrocket? Do you try and bump them? WHO CARES if you arrive ten seconds later at work? Why let the cars ruin your drive? Remember the 90/10 principle, and do not worry about it.

You are told you lost your job. Why lose sleep and get irritated? It will work out. Use your worrying energy and time into finding another job. The plane is late; it is going to mangle your schedule for the day. Why take outpour frustration on the flight attendant? She has no control over what is going on. Use your time to study, get to know the other passenger. Why get stressed out? It will just make things worse.

Now you know the 90-10 principle. Apply it and you will be amazed at the results. You will lose nothing if you try it. The 90-10 principle is incredible. Very few know and apply this principle. The result? Millions of people are suffering from undeserved stress, trials, problems and heartache. We all must understand and apply the 90/10 principle. It CAN change your life!!! Enjoy...
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Guest: Melanie (3772 days ago)
I have been applying this 90/10 principle from 5 years back, since the first time I got a powerpoint about this principle...and it works and is still working positively on me. I have shared this principle to my friends and basically to my husband and son...it made my life simple, stress free and happy...
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I have been applying this 90/10 principle from 5 years back, since the first time I got a powerpoint about this principle...and it works and is still working positively on me. I have shared this principle to my friends and basically to my husband and son...it made my life simple, stress free and happy...
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Guest: Pdash (4546 days ago)
All Budhists know this for 2500 years as Karma. It's nothing new. Good and Easy explaination.
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All Budhists know this for 2500 years as Karma. It's nothing new. Good and Easy explaination.
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Guest: Ruby Chan (4645 days ago)
Constructive, positive attitude to face all the unexpected things happened and solve them properly. VERY VERY GOOD, I AGREE THE 90/10 PRINCIPLE DEFINITELY.
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Constructive, positive attitude to face all the unexpected things happened and solve them properly. VERY VERY GOOD, I AGREE THE 90/10 PRINCIPLE DEFINITELY.
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Guest: japo (4263 days ago)
Your principle changed my life after, my LCM Coordinator read the print out of your principle... some says It is Old knowledge but the true meaning of it is more than its own explanation.
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Your principle changed my life after, my LCM Coordinator read the print out of your principle... some says It is Old knowledge but the true meaning of it is more than its own explanation.
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Guest: Ben (3730 days ago)
Fantastic explaination which I whole heartedly agree with. However, some people are so determined to wind you up it is only the law and not the 90/10 principle that saves them from a right-hook!
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Fantastic explaination which I whole heartedly agree with. However, some people are so determined to wind you up it is only the law and not the 90/10 principle that saves them from a right-hook!
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Guest: James (3770 days ago)
Agree/disagree. Your plane is late, the car rental place will be closed when you landed. You are screwed. Use the available time to find alternate way so you can still be on schedule.
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Agree/disagree. Your plane is late, the car rental place will be closed when you landed. You are screwed. Use the available time to find alternate way so you can still be on schedule.
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Guest: dark (4603 days ago)
yess... dont let a**holes ruin your day, ruin theirs by cutting them up, and flip them the birdie and beam away by you ruining their day instead :D
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yess... dont let a**holes ruin your day, ruin theirs by cutting them up, and flip them the birdie and beam away by you ruining their day instead :D
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Guest: Ahmed Parekh (4573 days ago)
O Muhammad say to My servants, "They should utter only that which is the best of all". (Al Quran 17:53) A universal message
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O Muhammad say to My servants, "They should utter only that which is the best of all". (Al Quran 17:53) A universal message
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Guest: MJ (3596 days ago)
Latest comment: I found this article today and it was a refreshing reminder that I will pass on to my friends. I apply this principle to my life though I never heard this name for it. Basically I allow myself to grieve and process my negative feelings as long as they don't get in the way of my life. Small things get less time than big things. (A lost job gets a day or two.)Then I take a breath and move on. Life changes. There's no stopping that. Learning and adapting from those changes is the what we are meant to do.
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Latest comment: I found this article today and it was a refreshing reminder that I will pass on to my friends. I apply this principle to my life though I never heard this name for it. Basically I allow myself to grieve and process my negative feelings as long as they don't get in the way of my life. Small things get less time than big things. (A lost job gets a day or two.)Then I take a breath and move on. Life changes. There's no stopping that. Learning and adapting from those changes is the what we are meant to do.
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Guest: see (4670 days ago)
I agree totally.
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I agree totally.
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