The Simple Way To Master The Art Of Timing (So You’re Never Too Soon Or Too Late)

Dre Baldwin
3 min readDec 1, 2020

Briefly stated, the 10% Rule says that you need only 10% of the information to get started taking action on things. You don’t need to know “everything” or constantly chase knowing “more” just to begin.

I offered the 10% Rule for the masses of people who get stuck in information-gathering mode but never shift into action mode. The majority of people have this issue, as opposed to the few who, like me, have the opposite issue: sometimes starting too soon without having enough of the information.

The 10% Rule, like many rules, has a caveat: It should not be applied blindly to everything you do. There are some areas where you should get A LOT more than 10% of the information before getting started.

Those areas include (but are not limited to) -

Flying a plane.

Alligator wrestling.

Any planned criminal activity.

Marriage and starting a family.

Surgical operations.

Taking any form of medication.

I saw the boxing match between YouTube star Jake Paul and former NBA Player and Slam Dunk Champion Nate Robinson.



Dre Baldwin

The Discipline to Produce Your Best On Your Toughest Days. It ain’t for everybody. #TheThirdDay Creator of #WorkOnYourGame.