Rate of Improvement vs Rate of Result

Often time we hear people constantly complaining over the fact that they are not having result they have assumed for themselves even after putting more efforts than it requires. There are plenty of examples of this mental stigma we came to hear in our life till date. We are also get use to its afterwards procedure. We as a social animal, give them superficial sympathy and empathetic ears to listen their narratives. Its most probable thing to do it in first place if we see this issue from the stand point of morality and humanity. It is as it should be, there is no objection over it. But the real question is, Does it going to solve their problem?

This question might bring total silence in the conversation. Because we are not accustomed to face fundamental questions in our day to day life.

Then, what can be the right way to approach this problem?

It requires perspective to look at the problem with the approach where we can distinguish “Rate of improvement in relationship to the Rate of change”.

What does that term means?

Let’s understand it with one analogy from the game of cricket.

In cricket there are 5 different length of bowling a ball to any batsman. All of them have their own pros and cons. Which length a batsman can play depends on different types of pitch, different bowler, his personal strengths etc. But apart from all variation there is one generalisation I have observed. During any cricket match, 60-65% of the delivery bowled are on good length area. 
Personally, If I have to improve my cricket as a batsman I would give my initial focus on paying good length delivery well. Because the rate of improvement vs rate of result in that case would be 60-65% which can motivate me further to hone remaining parts of batting techniques.

If I fully focus on bouncer or Yorker in first phase of my batting practice, the rate of result would be very low and it would ultimately demoralise me with the results. There would be higher probability for me to join the group of complainers for not attaining acceptable rate of results for my remarkable efforts on improvement. I won’t attain it because it is a fact that, on an average there is only one bouncer and one Yorker ball any average bowler can bowl in one over (Though some exceptions are there like Jashprit Bumrah). Which is just 17-20% of all delivery during a match.

This concept is similar as Poreto principle. Which simply states minority of efforts brings majority of results. 

This little analogy has taught me a lesson. Before involve ourselves into any work we must need to make some conscious choices rather unconscious but mighty efforts. Otherwise we would end up at unknown spots as renowned psychoanalyst Carl Jung said,
“Until you make the unconscious conscious, It will direct your life and you will call it fate”.

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