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#46 The 80-20 Rule or Pareto’s Principle

TIME MANAGEMENT: The 80-20 Rule or Pareto’s Principle The assumption around the 80-20 rule is that most of the results in any situation are determined by a small number of causes. You can use the 80-20 rule to: •Choose the right goal •Choose the right task •Choose the...

#45 Steps to Success

TIME TO REFLECT: STEPS TO SUCCESS With the end of the year fast approaching, take the time to ask yourself these questions: – How well did I do this year at school? – Did my particular style of thinking or approach produce more or less learning than I had...

#44 Focus on One Thing

TIME MANAGEMENT: The ONE Thing “Extraordinary results are directly determined by how narrow you can make your focus”. The truth is that things don’t matter equally and success is found in doing what matters most. Sometimes it’s the first thing you do. Sometimes it’s...

#43 Preparing for Senior Studies

PREPARING FOR SENIOR STUDIES As many senior students prepare to leave school at the end of this year and embark on further education or a new career, a whole batch of students are preparing to join the ranks of the senior students next year. As students approach the...