Stephen Covey's 90/10 Principle

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Stephen Covey's 90/10 Principle

  1. 1. 90 PRINCIPLE 10 STEPHEN COVEY’S
  2. 2. WHAT IS THE 90/10 PRINCIPLE
  3. 3. 10% of life is made up of what happens to you
  4. 4. 90% of life is determined by your reaction to what has happened to you 10% of life is made up of what happens to you
  5. 5. IN SIMPLER WORDS
  6. 6. You have no control over incidents that take place in life The plane will arrive late, throwing your schedule off
  7. 7. You have no control over incidents that take place in life The plane will arrive late, throwing your schedule off You can not stop a driver from cutting you off in traffic
  8. 8. You have no control over incidents that take place in life You can not stop the car from breaking down The plane will arrive late, throwing your schedule off You can not stop a driver from cutting you off in traffic
  9. 9. But you have control over your reaction to these incidents You have no control over incidents that take place in life
  10. 10. LET US USE AN EXAMPLE
  11. 11. You are having breakfast with your family Your daughter knocks over a cup of coffee on to your business shirt
  12. 12. You are having breakfast with your family Your daughter knocks over a cup of coffee on to your business shirt 10%
  13. 13. What happens next is determined by how you react.
  14. 14. You CURSE You SCOLD your daughter for knocking the cup over Your daughter BREAKS DOWN in tears You CRITICIZE your spouse for keeping the cup too close to the edge of the table You STORM upstairs and change your shirt Your daughter has been too busy CRYING to finish breakfast and get ready for school and misses the bus Your spouse must leave immediately for work. You RUSH to the car and drive your daughter to school A short VERBAL BATTLE follows After a 15 minute DELAY and a $60 TRAFFIC FINE you arrive at school Your daughter runs inside the building WITHOUT SAYING GOODBYE Arriving 20 minutes LATE at work, you realize you FORGOT your briefcase at home
  15. 15. AND THE DAY KEEPS GETTING WORSE.
  16. 16. You look forward to going home…
  17. 17. You look forward to going home… Only to find a small in your relationship with your spouse and daughter
  18. 18. WHY DID YOU HAVE A BAD DAY? Was it the coffee? Was it your daughter? Was it the policeman? Was it you?
  19. 19. WHY DID YOU HAVE A BAD DAY? Was it the coffee? Was it your daughter? Was it the policeman? Was it you? IT WAS YOU.
  20. 20. You had no control over the coffee BUT Your reaction in those 5 seconds is what caused your bad day
  21. 21. THEREFORE Coffee = 10% Rest of the day = 90%
  22. 22. Here’s what & happened could have should have
  23. 23. Coffee spills on you. Your daughter is about to cry. You gently say, “It’s okay 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 see your child get on the bus. She turns and waves. You arrive 5 minutes early to work and cheerfully greet the staff. Your boss comments on how good the day you are having.
  24. 24. NOTICE THE DIFFERENCE?
  25. 25. 2 different scenarios Both started the same But ended different
  26. 26. 2 different scenarios Both started the same But ended different
  27. 27. BECAUSE OF HOW YOU REACTED
  28. 28. REACT PROPERLY AND IT WILL NOT RUIN YOUR DAY
  29. 29. Being fired A wrong reaction could result in
  30. 30. Being fired A wrong reaction could result in and more.
  31. 31. Don’t be a SPONGE to negative criticism.
  32. 32. Don’t be a SPONGE to negative criticism. Let the attack roll off like water on a glass.
  33. 33. WHO CARES if you’re 10 seconds late to work?
  34. 34. DON’T let the cars ruin your drive!
  35. 35. DON’T LET PEOPLE FOOL YOU YOU CONTROL HOW YOU REACT
  36. 36. THIS IS THE 90/10 PRINCIPLE
  37. 37. TRY IT.
  38. 38. TRY IT. YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE.
  39. 39. Asma Ansari Twitter: @asmaansari7

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