“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”

– Mark 8:36

In life, there’s something we call the 80/20 rule. It started when an economist named Vilfredo Pareto noticed that in his garden, 20% of the peapods produced 80% of the peas. He then realized that this rule applies to almost everything in the world, and it became known as the Pareto Principle. The idea is that 20% of the stuff in life gives you 80% of the results; that most of the stuff you do doesn’t really produce that much. The things that make you excellent come down to a few important decisions that happen in a few moments. If you make millions of dollars and if you conquer the world and hold it in your hands but lose your soul, you’ve lost everything. The things that are worthwhile in life — your friendships, your marriage, your kids, your family and most importantly, your relationship with God — often come down to a few key decisions. We need to become the kind of people who are ready to seize and see these moments when they come!


God, help me to release the things that are unimportant and to see and seize every opportunity you bring my way.


When looking back at your life, what key decisions changed your course? How will you recognize these types of moments in the future?

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  1. The key decisions that changed my life are not moving out to get an apartment right away but finishing high school & college then taking two years off then going back to school to earn My library science arts degree with a minor in business & marketing as well! I will recognize the moments in the future by taking time to have fun work & play & connecting with friends old& new plus with this special mate confidente’ associate to settle down & raise a family!

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