Think 2-8-90

A reader of this group, Eric Bennett, shot me this note last week. I like it because reading it makes me realize how clueless I am (in a good way ๐Ÿ˜)! Check it out…


Think 2-8-90

There’s 2% of what you know you know, 8% of what you know you don’t know and 90% of what you don’t know you don’t know.

  • 2% – These are things I know such as if I touch a hot stove, I get burned.
  • 8% – The things I know that I don’t know include, how many stars there are in the universe.
  • But it’s the 90% of what I don’t know I don’t know that has fascinated me for years. The more I learn and try out new ideas, the more I believe the other 2 numbers should be even smaller.

I’ve started taking in more information from sources that expand my thinking. Podcasts from people I wouldn’t normally agree with, reading books of topics that I hadn’t known existed and talking with people about things I hadn’t considered.

This is helping me make connections and notice similarities in areas that seemed completely unrelated before. For instance, what do investments, knowledge, and eating right have in common?

If you try to get just 1% better in each area, you may not notice changes each day, however, when you look back over the years, you will see huge rewards.

Here’s to cutting into your 90%.

Enjoy your day! ๐Ÿ˜€