In other words, 80% of the things we do in life are not conducive to the achievement of whatever goal we're trying to achieve. Only the top 20% of everything we do is what makes us achieve 80% of everything we do.
Therefore, in any area of life, if we figure out what the 20% things are that cause us achieve 80% of our results, we can maximise our success rate on a consistent basis.
(Of course it's never exactly 80/20; it could be 90/10, or 85/15, etc, but 80/20 is a great approximation).
How does this relate to the Direct approach? Well, when it comes to being successful with women in a romantic/sexual manner, there is a top 20% of actions, words and mindsets that will get you 80% or more of your results with women. And that top 20% of things is the Direct approach.
The other 80% is just subterfuge, i.e. filler/fluff which doesn't actually do anything to increase your success rate, and in many cases can hinder your results and progress and cause you to waste time.
This 80% subterfuge when in comes to dating and relationships is anything that is indirect. Most of the mainstream dating advice people follow is the 80% of subterfuge that will only get you 20% of your results. Most PUA/seduction community advice is the 80% subterfuge that will get you just 20% of your results.
If you drop all the subterfuge, fluff talk and 'filler' from your interactions with women, you are left with the top 20% that actually matters and actually gets you results, i.e. Direct.
If you are someone who has previously followed traditional dating advice or used PUA/seduction community concepts or anything indirect, you may have noticed you have put in a massive amount of work to achieve only very small results. This is because you are focusing on the wrong percentage of actions/words/mindsets (i.e. the ineffective 80%) and as such your approach will have a much lower success rate that in you focused on that top 20%.
So to sum up, with the '80/20 rule' and dating and relationships:
- INDIRECT = The 80% of words, actions and mindsets that get you 20% of your results
- DIRECT = The 20% of words, actions and mindsets that get you 80% of your results
So, in summary, if you want to work in the most efficient manner when meeting women, you need to drop the small talk, stop beating around the bush, stop being indirect, stop being non-sexual, stop hiding your intentions, stop wasting time with bullshit techniques that do nothing to increase your success rate, stop wasting time with long-winded conversations....and instead focus on the 20% (Direct) that will get you 80% of your results.
If you don't believe me, continue being indirect with women and note how much time and effort you're putting in vs how many actual results you get. (When I say 'results', I mean whether you end up getting the girl romantically/sexually). Now switch to Direct instead and you'll notice you get far better results for less effort.
Once you understand how to get the '80/20 rule' working FOR YOU rather than AGAINST YOU in your interactions with women, you'll increase your success with women massively and save yourself time, money and effort too.