Reflections, Goals and the 5/25 Rule

Now that it’s November and the 4th quarter of 2022 is here, it’s an important time to reflect on what’s behind us and what lies ahead of us, and it’s a good idea to decide on our goals and to-dos for the remainder of this “healing” year. As I gaze out the window and watch the Autumn leaves fall from the trees and flutter to the ground, I’m thinking of upcoming festivals, holiday sales, Hallmark Christmas movies, craft projects, holiday decorations and of course, 2023!

It’s that time of year when we try to cram in as much as possible before the holiday season. Gatherings with friends and families, whether near or far, in-person or online, are upon us. If you’re trying to scramble and finish up those goals for the year, slow down and take one step at a time. At least that is what I keep telling myself! If I learned anything this year, it’s that putting your eggs in different baskets is perfectly fine – as long as there are only a few baskets. In my case, I have way too many, my goal is to organize and prioritize. A wise person recently told me not to try to do (or be) all things for all people. So true.

Warren Buffet said you shouldn’t work on more than 5 things at once. It’s part of the 5/25 Rule. It goes like this:

  1. Write down a list of your 25 career goals (or other types of goals). They can be short-term or long-term goals.
  2. Circle the 5 most important goals.
  3. Cross all the other goals off your original list and forget about them. Yes, cross them off your list!

The third step helps you consciously classify your goals into one or two categories: do or do not. You can use the 5/25 rule to help you focus on the most important goals first and avoid being distracted by less important items. This can effectively free up some mental resources so that you’re not worrying about too many things. You can even apply the 5/25 rule to hobbies, housework, and other types of to do lists. With more time on our hands, we can connect with others, plan fun events, and do more things we enjoy.

I like the idea of the 5/25 rule and I’m going to give it a try. There’s only so much time in a day, week, or month, so let’s give the 5/25 rule a try to reduce the lists in our lives. Will you try the 5/25 Rule?

November "Just For a Laugh" Joke of the Month

Why did the scarecrow win the Nobel prize?

He was outstanding in his field!
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