When you've placed yourself physically where you need to be, kept at something past your initial doubts and taken a risk at failing, you're running at 100 per cent. Thinking of challenges that way — 40/30/30 — is a great motivational tool.
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Financial blogger Trent Hamm at The Simple Dollar breaks it down:
"What is the 40-30-30 rule? Simply put, it's an argument that when you prepare for anything in life, only 40 per cent of the preparation is physical — the rest is mental. Thirty per cent of preparation is technical skill and experience, and the second thirty percent is the willingness to take risks."
Trent's quick essay on how those ratios come into play, both day-to-day and on personal or career projects, launches off a post at The 99 Percent blog, and it's worth reading if you find yourself not exactly hitting your marks at getting up, getting into something and sticking with it when it doesn't quite seem practical.
Does risk stress you out and make you more anxious or do you find it motivating? What are some of your best tips for prepping for the challenges life throws at you? Talk about it in the comments.