The Speed of Success video reveals Simplify as the first of the seven S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Accelerators. 

In 1800, an average American had 300 products to choose from.  Today, there are more than 1 million complex products on the shelves.  

When Julie asks me to pick up some bread on the way home, my eyes get dizzy looking at the ‘library of congress’ of bread options. I yearn for simpler times! 

Since the human brain can process information 4,000 times faster than the average computer, we can cut through the clutter to separate the vital few from the trivial many. 

The 80/20 Principle helps explain the power of simplicity.  This principle is pervasive:

  • 80% of traffic jams occur on 20% of roads.
  • 80% of beer is consumed by 20% of drinkers.
  • 80% of classroom participation comes from 20% of students.
  • 80% of the time you will choose 20% of your wardrobe (What is it with that one?)

Focus on the 20% – the “vital few” – at home and work.  The key to keeping things simple is knowing when to say No to the “trivial many.” 

Stick with It offers more tips on this topic, but I will stop and keep it simple for now.

In today’s information-rich world, time-poor world, keep it simple to get:

  • greater speed,
  • less stress
  • more of what’s important to you.

To accelerate your success today, watch The Speed of Success, to learn about the other six accelerators (and turn up your volume).