Have you heard of Parkinson's Law? The law states that a task will swell in importance the more time you allot to complete it, meaning that the more time you give yourself to do something, the more complex and daunting it will seem. The lesson? Set tight deadlines and time limits for tasks. I read about it in The 4 Hour Workweek, and although I'd never heard of it before, it made sense immediately: I (unintentionally) worked Parkinson's law to create and launch my first album!
The Pareto Principle – also known as the “80/20 Rule” – states that roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. Learn how you can apply this rule to any area of your life and make it work to your advantage!