Use Warren Buffett’s Two-List Strategy To Accomplish Any Goal
Over the years I have become a bit of a Warren Buffett fan. I like his downhome style of living and his relentless focus on his priorities.
One of his focus tools is what has become known as his “two-list” strategy.
When I started implementing this system in my own life and business, I saw immediate results.
Take a look and see if it will work for you…
The two-list strategy is quite simple.
- Make a list of 25 things you really, really want to get accomplished. The time frame is unimportant – it could be this week, this month or in your lifetime.
- Next, go through the list and circle the top five things that you most want to do.
- Write those five things on a separate sheet of paper.
- Now, throw out the original list and keep just the top five.
You might be thinking, “wait a minute – those 20 items I threw away are important to me!”
That’s true. But they aren’t as important as the top five.
The top five are everything. They are what you should focus on.
When you get them done, you work on the next five.
Because if you keep that list of twenty, here is what will happen. You will be tempted to do little things to work on the twenty.
And they will distract you from the five.
You see, the secret of success is not working harder or working longer. The secret is to be more focused and fully accomplish a few important things in a given time period.
So, what five things are you working on?
If you want a detailed and organized way to focus on your top five and get them done in the shortest period of time, check out our one-page strategic plan blueprint. It uses the rule of five to help you plan your entire business, career or life on a single sheet of paper.