There’s a new Warren Buffett documentary out on HBO. It’s called Becoming Warren Buffett, and it’s essentially a visual biography of the world’s richest man. I’m not sure whether history will remember him as a better investor or philanthropist. He’s an amazing individual.
One of the keys to Buffett’s success is his all-out intense focus. He has tunnel vision for what interests him and doesn’t let the physical world distract him in any way.
There’s a trick to focusing like Buffett. He recommends writing down the 25 things you want in life. They can be things you want to achieve, stop doing, experience – anything. After you’ve completed your list of 25, circle the 5 most important items.
Here’s where things get interesting. Going forward, until you complete your 5 most important items, you’re forbidden to work on any of the 20 items remaining on your list. It’s a great way to develop laser-like focus.
I’m giving it a try and so far so good – will let you know what I find.