Pareto Principle In Sports
This principle (Pareto) can be applied to CrossFit training. Roughly 20% of the exercises and habits have 80% of the impact and the athlete should not focus so much on varied training. This is a good time to think about your GOAT (weaknesses). This does not mean that eating good or going to the gym are not important, they are just not as important as other key daily activities.
What are the essential 20% of the things in life that will impact your goals? Focus on those things. Faith, marriage, and fitness for example. Cut out those things that do not contribute to the person you want to become. What can you cut back on or completely get rid of that will help you be more productive? We all procrastinate and we all get distracted by useless daily activities. How much time do we spend on Instagram, Facebook, surfing the web, or watching television? Not that these are pure evil, but from personal experience these activities don’t make me a better person. I would argue that they significantly affect faith, marriage, fitness, and work more so than adding any value to ones life. No, do not completely stop doing these things, but I imagine we all could cut back on some and be more productive on a daily basis.