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  • Tom @ Voute .org avatar

    Tom @ Voute .org

    December 27, 2016

    Prioritizing your goals

  • Raveesh Bhalla avatar

    Raveesh Bhalla

    February 16, 2017

    Absolutely love this

  • Federico Pistono avatar

    Federico Pistono

    September 13, 2018

    Spending time on secondary priorities is the reason you have 20 half-finished projects instead of 5 completed ones.

  • Giovanni Lodi avatar

    Giovanni Lodi

    May 15, 2017

    It's eliminating things you care about that is difficult. It is hard to prevent using your time on things that are easy to rationalize, but that have little payoff. The tasks that have the greatest likelihood of derailing your progress are the ones you care about, but that aren't truly important.

  • Kyle Hardgrave avatar

    Kyle Hardgrave

    January 6, 2017

    Good way to think about priorities

  • Erika Ocampo avatar

    Erika Ocampo

    January 6, 2017

    the simple 3-step productivity strategy that Warren Buffett uses to help his employees determine their priorities and actions.

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    Erika Ocampo

    January 6, 2017

    Step 1:

    write down his top 25 career goals.

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    Erika Ocampo

    January 6, 2017

    Step 2:

    circle his top 5 goals.

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    Erika Ocampo

    January 6, 2017

    Step 3:

    Everything you didn’t circle just became your Avoid-At-All-Cost list. No matter what, these things get no attention from you until you’ve succeeded with your top 5

  • Erika Ocampo avatar

    Erika Ocampo

    January 6, 2017

    Power of elimination

    eliminating the inessential is one of the best ways to make life easier

  • Rakesh Gupta avatar

    Rakesh Gupta

    October 11, 2017

    Given his success, it stands to reason that Buffett has an excellent understanding of how to spend his time each day. From a monetary perspective, you could say that he manages his time better than anyone else.

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    Mr. Thoro

    April 11, 2017

    I've made some life changes recently. If you haven't heard back from me, you might be one of them.

  • Suhit Anantula avatar

    Suhit Anantula

    February 12, 2017

    This is why Buffett's strategy is particularly brilliant. Items 6 through 25 on your list are things you care about. They are important to you. It is very easy to justify spending your time on them. But when you compare them to your top 5 goals, these items are distractions. Spending time on secondary priorities is the reason you have 20 half-finished projects instead of 5 completed ones.

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    Suhit Anantula

    February 18, 2017

    Flint replied, “Well, the top 5 are my primary focus, but the other 20 come in a close second. They are still important so I’ll work on those intermittently as I see fit. They are not as urgent, but I still plan to give them a dedicated effort.”

    To which Buffett replied, “No. You’ve got it wrong, Mike. Everything you didn’t circle just became your Avoid-At-All-Cost list. No matter what, these things get no attention from you until you’ve succeeded with your top 5

  • Pito Salas avatar

    Pito Salas

    May 6, 2017

    Pretty good perspective

  • Nasif Siddique avatar

    Nasif Siddique

    January 6, 2018

    The most dangerous distractions are the ones you love, but that don't love you back

  • Tahin Rahman avatar

    Tahin Rahman

    August 15, 2018

    “No. You’ve got it wrong, Mike. Everything you didn’t circle just became your Avoid-At-All-Cost list. No matter what, these things get no attention from you until you’ve succeeded with your top 5.”

  • Ed Jorne Olushola avatar

    Ed Jorne Olushola

    June 2, 2018

    "the most dangerous distractions are the ones you love...."

  • Scott Anderson avatar

    Scott Anderson

    December 4, 2017

    it's the distractions that prevent you from succeeding.

  • Jozef Brenkus avatar

    Jozef Brenkus

    January 2, 2017

    Flint replied, “Well, the top 5 are my primary focus, but the other 20 come in a close second. They are still important so I’ll work on those intermittently as I see fit. They are not as urgent, but I still plan to give them a dedicated effort.”

    To which Buffett replied, “No. You’ve got it wrong, Mike. Everything you didn’t circle just became your Avoid-At-All-Cost list. No matter what, these things get no attention from you until you’ve succeeded with your top 5.”

  • Marzio Massari avatar

    Marzio Massari

    May 25, 2017

    The Power of Elimination

    The Power of Elimination

  • Brian Fang avatar

    Brian Fang

    July 19, 2017

    "Eliminate ruthlessly. Force yourself to focus."

    Eliminate ruthlessly. Force yourself to focus.

  • Bernie avatar

    Bernie

    December 26, 2016

    Wow

  • Clive Richards avatar

    Clive Richards

    January 26, 2017

    Parallels with Agile practises

  • Fabian Acuña avatar

    Fabian Acuña

    February 28, 2017

    completa una tarea o elimínala de tu lista

  • DJ venus avatar

    DJ venus

    April 16, 2017

    i ♥️ Mr. Buffett .

  • Ramesh Lakshminarasimhan2 avatar

    Ramesh Lakshminarasimhan2

    February 28, 2017

    If you want to become more productive, go minimal!

  • Maurício Rocha avatar

    Maurício Rocha

    March 3, 2017

    Bora focar e fazer!

  • brian Masamvu avatar

    brian Masamvu

    August 6, 2017

    Brian masamvu YouTube channel please follow my videos

  • Eric Wee avatar

    Eric Wee

    September 17, 2017

    Remove the extra, keep the need. Be essentialist.

  • Jack Dillé avatar

    Jack Dillé

    September 21, 2017

    This seems like a powerful yet difficult strategy.

  • Scott Murphy avatar

    Scott Murphy

    November 6, 2017

    Great eye opener here! short 2 minute read.

  • Russell Mclean avatar

    Russell Mclean

    December 30, 2016

    Genius.

  • Rolf Helle Mathiesen avatar

    Rolf Helle Mathiesen

    January 14, 2017

    Mye å hente her.

  • Baba Baba avatar

    Baba Baba

    January 22, 2017

    I believe in minimalism and simplicity. I like getting rid of waste. I think that eliminating the inessential is one of the best ways to make life easier, make good habits more automatic, and make you grateful for what you do have.

  • Smridhi Grover avatar

    Smridhi Grover

    January 24, 2017

    minimal work maximum result

  • Johnatan VasSan avatar

    Johnatan VasSan

    May 27, 2017

    Claves de control del enfoque de áreas importantes (para cada persona)

  • Kunal Gupta avatar

    Kunal Gupta

    September 9, 2017

    Power of elimination!

  • Vaijnath Rode avatar

    Vaijnath Rode

    October 13, 2017

    Have a look. Good Short Read

  • Pochen Wei avatar

    Pochen Wei

    January 9, 2018

    the most dangerous distractions are the ones you love, but don't love you back.

  • Bronwyn Green avatar

    Bronwyn Green

    January 10, 2018

    Tasks and goals that are somewhat important take you away from those that are REALLY important

  • Felix Haus avatar

    Felix Haus

    September 14, 2016

    The most dangerous distractions are the ones you love, but that don’t love you back.

  • PjotBekks avatar

    PjotBekks

    February 6, 2017

    By eliminating the inessential:
    1. Top 25 Goals
    2. Circle Top 5 Goals Again
    3. Execute Top 5 Goals, Ignore the Rest
    // Action > Distration
    - 4 Minutes -

  • Abhishek Bhoyar avatar

    Abhishek Bhoyar

    March 17, 2017

    nice

  • Viv Ilo Veith avatar

    Viv Ilo Veith

    April 25, 2017

    Great article!

  • Morgan Freedom avatar

    Morgan Freedom

    July 5, 2017

    very interresting process of work.

  • Gaurav Kumar avatar

    Gaurav Kumar

    August 11, 2018

    awesome thanks

  • It's Me, BeBe avatar

    It's Me, BeBe

    August 29, 2018

    is

  • James Yassine Jeffal avatar

    James Yassine Jeffal

    November 1, 2018

    Starting to think I may have been doing it all wrong...

  • Begum lida avatar

    Begum lida

    November 12, 2018

    A crash course 101 on learning to declutter

  • Rahul kumar avatar

    Rahul kumar

    December 23, 2018

    Amazing one

  • Ale  Víquez avatar

    Ale Víquez

    January 23, 2019

    “... Spending time on secondary priorities is the reason you have 20 half-finished projects instead of 5 completed ones.”

    Spending time on secondary priorities is the reason you have 20 half-finished projects instead of 5 completed ones.

  • Madhav Anand avatar

    Madhav Anand

    February 24, 2019

    Spend time like a Genius

  • Ama Dovia avatar

    Ama Dovia

    March 1, 2019

    I love this very much, and it's really working. You can achieve a lot more by setting your priorities right. You too can give it a try.

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