In this post, we will explore some great laws to know and live by.
- The Law of Love
- The Law of Vital Few (Pareto Principle)
- The Law of Cause and Effect
- The Law of Action and Reaction
- The Law of Knowledge
- The Law of Faith
- The Law of Sowing and Reaping
- The Law of Diminishing Intent
- The Law of Time
- The Law of Networking
- The Law of Use
- The Law of Control
- Matthews Principle
- Puts Laws
- Parkinsons’ Law
The Golden Rule
It is an ethic of reciprocity, which is the principle of treating others as one wants to be treated. Several renown people over the ages have said the same thing, including Jesus.
Do to others what you want them to do to you. This is the meaning of the law of Moses and the teaching of the prophets.
Law of Vital Few(Pareto Principle)
This law states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes.It is also called the 80/20 rule.The majority of the effect come from the minority of the causes
Eg That 80% of the land or industries are owned by 20% of the population. The richest 20% of the world’s population controlling 82.7% of the world’s income
20 percent of the code has 80 percent of the errors. Find them, fix them.
80% of the traffic will occur during a particular 20% of the total time period, even in traffic jams just a few traffic light cause a whole lot of traffic or a single car breaking on the road will cause a whole bunch of cars to be stuck in traffic.
It is similar to the 1% rule ,which is a rule of thumb pertaining to participation in an internet community, stating that only 1% of the users of a website actively create new content, while the other 99% of the participants only lurk.The 1% rule states that the number of people who create content on the Internet represents approximately 1% of the people who view that content.
Parkinson’s law is the adage that “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion”
That is if you wait until the last minute, it only takes a minute to do. That is in case you are give a task to do may be to learn for an exams and it is 2 wks away you will not put more effort into it,but when it is left with one day you will do everything possible to finish learning before the time is up.
Work contracts to fit in the time we give it just like data expands to fill the space available for storage eg if you have more memory on you phone you take more pictures including the irrelevant but if you have less you make the most of the space.
It states that the selection of a candidate for a position is based on the candidate’s performance in their current role, rather than on abilities relevant to the intended role. Thus, employees only stop being promoted once they can no longer perform effectively, and “managers rise to the level of their incompetence”. Anything that works will be used in progressively more challenging applications until it fails. This is the “generalized Peter principle
The most ineffective workers are systematically moved to the place where they can do the least damage: management
It states that “Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage and those who manage what they do not understand.Technically competent people remain directly in charge of the actual technology while those without technical competence move into management
Negative selection:The person on the top of the hierarchy, wishing to remain in power forever, chooses his associates with the prime criterion of incompetence – they must not be competent enough to remove him from power. Since subordinates often mimic their leader, these associates do the same with those below them in the hierarchy, and the hierarchy is progressively filled with more and more incompetent people.
The Law of Networking:
Beckstrom’s law, in economics, states that the value of a network equals the net value added to each user’s transactions conducted through that network, summed over all users.
The Law of Knowledge
- The more you know the more you can do.
- The more you teach the more you learn
- Knowledge that is not used is lost
Knowledge is one of the few things that is not lost when a person shares it.When a person shares his/her money, this amount is handed over to someone else that will increase his capacity. In the case of sharing knowledge, there is no loss, but a relationship in which both sides win: one acquires knowledge and the other one analyzes it.
It is of no use accumulating thousands of concepts if we fail to take action from them. An example is what happened to the philosophers of the nineteenth century, which grew and developed lots of knowledge, but that did not have major impact on the world until the Industrial Age where the field of engineering applied this knowledge and generated the industrial revolution that changed our world.
The Law of Control
The law of control states that we feel good about ourselves to the degree to which we feel that we are in control of our own lives
The Law of Supply and Demand
Generally, a low supply and a high demand increases price, and in contrast, the greater the supply and the lower the demand, the lower the price tends to fall.
The Law of Sowing and Reaping
This law is taking from the scriptures. It states that “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.”. In otherwords you reap what you sow.
However this are the additional laws I have noticed with the law of sowing and reaping.
- You reap what you sow
- You can sow and not reap
- You can reap what you did not sow
The Law of Action and Reaction
The law states that for every action (force) in nature there is an equal and opposite reaction
The Law of Use
This law is taken from the teachings of Jesus Christ. It states that
- What you don’t use you lose.
- The more you use, the more you gain
The Matthews Principle taken from the Gospel of Matthew on the Parable of the Talents by Jesus states that
“For to every one who has will more be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away”.Matthew 25:29, RSV.
It is sometimes summarized by the adage “the rich get richer and the poor get poorer”.
This Matthew Effect, was initially used to describe how fame and glory attracts more fame and glory in a disproportionate degree. For example, famous scientists continually get credit for the, sometimes better, work of non-famous scientists. The same holds true in broader academics; famous works are cited disproportionately, even if they are equal or even slightly inferior to obscure works
The Law of Diminising Intent
It states that “The longer we delay doing something, the less likely it is that we’ll do it”.
According to John Maxwell, who popularised the law of diminishing intent, if we don’t make some move towards doing something within 48 hours, we’re very unlikely to do it at all. When you get an idea or an intention to do something, you
should do it right away.
Thus, whatever it is, you should take action as quickly as possible. Immediately if possible. Why? Because, over time, your intention and motivation for taking action will diminish.
Thank you for your attention
*By Jesse E. Agbe(JCharis)