“You are the common denominator of all the drama in your life. You haven’t had 5 crappy jobs or 3 crappy relationships in a row. They did not happen to you. You happened to them. You are crappy at your job or you are crappy at your relationships.”
Most of us are raised (and largely taught by schools) that 70% isn’t enough to succeed — you certainly didn’t get an A on a quiz for only getting 70% of the answers right.
Taylor Pearson suggests that belief has spilled over into our adult lives and causes us to procrastinate with any task we feel unsure about.
To overcome this he suggests using the 70% rule to stop procrastinating, which basically means to make a decision and start whenever you have 70% of the necessary information to do so.