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# 90/10 principle

Aug 29, 2013, 6:59 AM 0

most of the chess maniacs must be aware of this principle. If you are well aware of this in advance then start implementing it in your life before its too late. well, it wont help you win a chess game however, you will win many hearts :)

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  IT MEANS?
We really have NO control over the 10% of what happens to us.
The 90% is different.
IT DEPENDS ON YOU.
HOW?
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Let's see this example:

You are having breakfast with your family.
YOU HAVE NO CONTROL over what has 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 wife 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 her breakfast and getting ready to go to 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 per hour in a 30 mph speed limit zone.
After a 15-minute delay and throwing \$60.00 traffic fine away,
you arrive at school.
Your daughter runs into the building without saying goodbye.
After arriving the office 20 minutes late,
As it continues, it seems to get worse and worse.
You look forward to coming home.
When you arrive home, you find a small wedge
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?
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.
You gently say:
"It's okay, honey, you just need to be more careful next time."
Grabbing a towel, you go upstairs and change your shirt.
You grab your briefcase, and 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.
Notice the difference?
Two different scenarios.
Both started the same.
Both ended different.
WHY?
Because of how you reacted.
You really have no control over 10% of what happens in your life.
The other 90% was determined by your reaction.
Absolutely everything we do, give, say or even think,
It's like a Boomerang.
It will come back to us.

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