5/25 Rule: Prioritize Like Warren Buffet
“If you don’t prioritize your life, someone else will.”
These words from billionaire investor Warren Buffet hit home hard.
Without prioritizing your life, you’ll forever be on the hamster wheel, spinning from project to project - but never really achieving success.
You won’t have a clear direction. And without a clear direction, you will be destined to fail.
So how can you avoid this, and prioritize your life like Warren Buffet?
The 5/25 rule: Focus on ONLY your top five goals, and get them done first, before worrying about anything else.
And finding your top 5 goals is as easy as following these 3-steps:
Write out a list of your top 25 career or life goals. These can be short-term (like improving revenue, growing your social media, etc) or long-term (building a business, a personal brand, etc).
Be ruthless. Decide on your five most important goals out of these 25 by circling the top 5 items. Choose goals based on their perceived value, meaning, relevance, results, or urgency.
- Take your remaining 20 and eliminate them. Don’t put your lower 20 in the calendar, don’t save them for a rainy day, and don’t even let them keep living on the page – cross them out. Forget they ever existed!
It can be tough to let go of our dreams and aspirations, but if they don’t meet the criteria above – perceived value, relevance, results, or urgency – then it’s time to say goodbye.
Now all you need to do is execute on your top 5 by taking massive action.
Once you have your top 5, you'll need a plan and a system to reach those goals.
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