Many of you might be aware about 80-20 rule or Pareto principle, which was proposed by Dr. Joseph Juran in late 1940s and he attributed it to Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, who actually created a mathematical formula in year 1906. It states that for many events, about 80% of the effects come from 20% of causes. Since then, mathematics has been getting more and more complicated! Let me, now, disclose a very elementary math rule “1-2-3 & Go”. It is not about sportsmen being signaled to get ready and then start to run or play. It is something to do with common human habits and pattern of responses, which have been found as “prevalent in most” after extensive study by me. We encounter this routinely in our day to day life; but it is possible that most of us have not perceived or realized how it works!
It has one interesting feature – after 1-2-3, going is not good for you; you actually go in reverse gear!!
The rule 1-2-3 & Go
This rule essentially means that if a person does not take action, what he/she is supposed to, at “1st instance” and does not do also at 2nd and 3rd, then he/she would most probably not take any action or even do the opposite at “Go”!
1st instance – If you respond, you are a doer and dynamic!
2nd instance – If you respond at this instance, you would be a reluctant doer!
3rd instance – If you have not responded so far, you would develop resistance!
Go – At this instance (4th), you would most probably react against doing it or may even go in reverse mode!
Relate this rule to real life
Simple; but extremely helpful Rule!
At the end, the Rule rules!
This rule implies that if you do not give right response at 1st time, you would incrementally go down in quality of response as follows:
Response not given 1st time –> Reluctance –> Resistance –> Reaction or reverse gear
If you want to achieve success and make a difference, you have to be 1st time doer most time and follow this rule very faithfully!
This rule works, when you are natural self. You can always beat it by being very conscious, by doing things at 2nd or 3rd time also! If you do that, it is to your advantage and that is very purpose of this post!!
Life is actually simple and it follows simple rules. It is we, who complicate it by our complex perceptions and observations.
So, if you want to do (learn) it, do (learn) it now!