20% Effort for 80% Results

Have you heard about the Pareto Principle,

also called the 80/20 rule?

This concept will change not only the way you practice music,

but can impact pretty much everything you do.


80% of your progress comes from 20% of your effort.

For example: if you practice music for an hour every day, 80% of your progress comes from just 12 minutes of that practice. Yes, this is a total game changer.

You have to be wise in how you use this principle. If you practice for 12 minutes and you’re completely totally not even trying, you’re not likely to get much progress. But If you’re putting in some wise intention and attention during those 12 minutes, you’ll work wonders.

This also explains why classical musicians work so hard. They’re consistently putting in that extra 80% of effort to gain that extra 20% of progress.

Give it a try for a few weeks.

See what happens when you put in a wise intentional 20% of practice every day.