- Overall, about 5% of people work in management and 95% work in labor.
- In the typical church, 5% of the congregation account for nearly 95% of the tithes and volunteer hours.
- Roughly 5% of Americans are entrepreneurs while 95% are employees.
- Only 5% of people ever set life goals for themselves (and fewer than that ever write their goals down).
- Only about 5% of people in the U.S., the most prosperous country in the world, describe themselves as “successful.”
I want to focus on that last point for now, and encourage you to be one of those 5%. The self-proclaimed successful people in life. Decide for yourself, right this moment, “I am going to be one of the 5%.”
The way to do that, is to do the 5%.
“What does that mean?” I hear you cry.
In church this morning the pastor explained the 5% rule:
- 85% of what you do in your life could be done by anyone.
- 10% of what you do requires some kind of training or expertise (probably your job stuff)
- 5% of what you do in your life can only be done by you.
What did he include in that 5% category? Developing your faith, your marriage, your family, and your own personal growth.
When I say that you should do the 5%, I mean that you should expend your mental energy and creativity on the important things. Invest your time and effort into those things that only you can do. You will have a much more rewarding life, and become more successful not by the world’s standard of success, but by your own standard.
Develop a stronger faith, marriage, family, and self. Live with the 5%
What are some of the 85% things in your life that you can get rid of to make room for the 5%?