90 % of life is decided by how you react
What does this mean?
We really have no control over 10% of what happens to us.
We have no control over this 10%.
The other 90 % is different.
You determine the other 90%
How? By our reaction.
You cannot control a red light.
However, you can control your reaction.
Do not let people fool you.
You can control how you react
You are having a breakfast with your family.
Your daughter knocks up over a cup of coffee onto your business shirt.
You have no control over what had 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 you 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 traffic fine away, you arrive at the school. Your daughter runs into the building without saying goodbye
After arriving at the office 20 mins late,
You realize you forgot your briefcase
Your day has started terrible. 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 in your relationship with your wife and daughter
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 to?
c.) Did the policeman cause it?
d.) Did you cause it?
The answer is “D”
You had no control over what happened with the coffee
How you reacted in those 5 secs is what caused your bad day
Here is what could’ve and should’ve been done
Coffee splash over you
Your daughter is about to cry
You gently say :”its ok 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 you come back down in time to look through
The window and see your child getting on the bus and waves. You arrive 5 mins early and cheerfully greet the staff.
Notice the difference?
Two different scenarios
Both started the same
Both ended different
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
Now you know 90/10 Principle apply it and you will be amazed at the results.
You will lose nothing if you try it
The 90/10 principle is incredible
Very few know and apply this principle
Millions of people are suffering from undeserved stress, trials, problems and headaches
We all must understand and apply the 90/10 principle
It only takes will power to give ourselves permission to make the experience
Everything we do, give, say or even think, its like a boomerang.
It will come back to us
If we want to receive, we need to learn how to give first
Maybe we will end with our hands empty, but our hearts will be filled with love
And those who love life
Have that feeling marked in their hearts