沃伦·巴菲特的25/5生产力法则

原文:https://deanyeong.com/buffett-25-5-rules/
作者:Dean Yeong
翻译:阿哲

沃伦·巴菲特,总资产净值733亿美元,是美国第二大富豪,也是世界上第四大富豪。很多人认为他是世界上最成功的投资人之一。

With a total net worth of $73.3 billion to his name, Warren Buffett is the second wealthiest person in the United States and the fourth wealthiest in the world. He is also considered by some to be one of the most successful investors in the world.

巴菲特另一个被广为人知的一个身份是慈善家,他曾承诺将99%的财富捐赠给慈善事业,主要通过比尔及梅琳达·盖茨基金会(Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)。

Buffett was also known as a notable philanthropist who pledged to give away 99 percent of his wealth to philanthropic causes, mainly via the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

从金融的视角,你会发现他对于如何在工作中投入时间和精力,有着深刻的理解和与众不同的洞见。

From a monetary point of view, you could say that Buffett has a great understanding — and rather a different perspective — of how he spends his time and energy on his work.

巴菲特的私人飞行员分享了一个故事,你会从中看到巴菲特如何做到专注。通过一个简单的三步策略,每个人都可以用它来确定日常优先事项和行动。

The story below, which was shared by his personal pilot, demonstrates how Buffett manages his focus. It’s a simple 3-step productivity strategy that everyone can use to determine daily priorities and actions.

巴菲特私人飞行员的故事

The Story of Buffett’s Personal Pilot

过去10年,迈克·弗林特都是巴菲特的私人飞行员。据他所说,在飞机上时,巴菲特曾跟他聊到过他的职业目标,以及有关职业发展的重点。

Mike Flint has been Warren’s personal pilot for 10 years. According to Flint, Buffett was talking about his career goals and priorities on a flight.

在那次对话中,巴菲特请弗林特列出未来几年,或者在他未来的人生中,想要去做的最重要的25件事。其实列出5到10个目标很简单,但是如果你曾经尝试过一口气写下25个目标或梦想的话,你就会明白其实很难。

In the conversation, Buffett asked Flint to list the top 25 things he wanted to do in the next few years or during his lifetime. Listing five to ten goals is easy, but if you’ve ever tried to write down 25 dreams and goals at once, you know it’s challenging.

弗林特花了些时间,写出了一张包含25个目标的清单。接下来巴菲特要求他查看清单中每一条,并圈出其中最最重要的5条。这个时候,弗林特犹豫了,因为对于他而言,每一条都足够重要。

Flint took some time to get that done. Buffett then asked him to review every item on the list and circle the top five that mattered the most to him. Flint was hesitant because to him, every thing on the list was important.

不过,巴菲特还是坚持要求他必须从中选择5条。

However, Buffett insisted that he could only select five out of the 25.

弗林特重新检查了清单,并圈出其中5条。然后,他就有了两张不同的清单 —— 最重要的5个目标和剩下的20个目标。巴菲特接下来就问弗林特,什么时候开始投入第一张清单中5个最重要的目标,以及如何去做。

Flint retook some time to look at his list and circle the top five. With that, he had two separate lists – the top five and the other 20. Buffett then asked Flint about when he will start working on the top five and how he would do it.

“我准备尽快开始。我明天就开始做,不,我今晚就开始”,弗林特说。接下来,巴菲特就问起另一张清单,“那么那些没有圈出来的目标呢?”

“I’m going to work on them right away. I’ll start tomorrow. Actually, no. I’ll start tonight.” Flint answered. Buffett then asked him about the second list, “And what about the ones you didn’t circle?”

弗林特信心十足的说,“这样吧,我把主要精力放在头5个重点目标上,但其次的20个目标。我会在达成头5个重要目标的过程里,抽空去做。”

Flint replied confidently, “Well. The top five are my primary focus but the other 20 come in a close second. So, I’ll work on those intermittently as I’m getting through my top 5.”

巴菲特严厉的说,“不,迈克,你错了。你没有画圈的那些,就是你的“坚决不碰”清单。无论发生什么,在你成功达成你的头5项目标之前,绝对碰都不要碰。

To which Buffett replied sternly, “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.”

25/5策略的3个步骤

The 3-Step Process of 25/5 Strategy

如果你还没有开始写下属于你的25/5清单,这里有一个分步骤的指导,我们现在就开始吧。

If you haven’t start making your own 25/5 list, here is the step-by-step guide for you to do it right now.

第一步:建立“25”清单

STEP 1: BUILD A LIST OF 25

列出25个,在未来5年或者你的一生中,你想要达成的目标或完成的事情。对我而言,我认为它们是3个独立的问题:

List 25 goals and things you want to accomplish in the next five years or in your lifetime. For me, I think of them as three separate questions:

  • 我要成为怎样的人?
  • Who do I want to be?
  • 我想要做什么?
  • What do I want to do?
  • 我想要得到什么?
  • What do I want to have?

第二步:回顾并挑出5大重点事项

STEP 2: REVIEW AND PICK YOUR TOP FIVE PRIORITIES

回顾这25条刚刚列出的事项,并圈出其中对你最重要的5条。

Review the 25 items you just listed and circle the top five that matter the most to you.

第三步:聚焦于5大“重点事项”并下决心拒绝“坚决不碰”清单上的事项

STEP 3: FOCUS ON THE TOP FIVE AND ELIMINATE THE A-A-A-C LIST

收藏好它们:5大主要“重点事项”清单和另外20条的“坚决不碰”清单。

Keep both lists: the top five as your primary priorities and the other 20 as your avoid-at-all-cost list.

把你所有的时间和精力花在5大主要“重点事项”清单,并坚决不花费哪怕一点点精力在另外20条的“坚决不碰”清单上。

Spend all your time and energy on the top five and avoid giving any attention to the remaining 20.

被低估的力量:排除

The Underrated Power of Elimination

我是一个忠实的极简主义者,特别是当我进入注意力、生产力和决策领域后。虽然我们很多人都试图做得更多,但是做得更多往往解决不了问题。事实上,恰恰相反。

I’m big fan of minimalism, especially when comes to focus, productivity, and decision-making. While many of us are trying to do more, doing more usually isn’t the solution. In fact, it’s the exact opposite of it.

One does not accumulate but eliminate. It is not daily increase but daily decrease. The height of cultivation always runs to simplicity.

人的一生,不是积累的过程,而是消亡的过程,
不是每天增加,而是每天减小,
修行的最高境界,往往朴素而简单。

李小龙(Bruce Lee)

无情地排除。把那些对你5大主要“重点事项”没有帮助的事情统统丢到垃圾堆里,并且把80%的精力放在这20%的事情上,产生最大的结果。相对于有多个半途而废的项目,还不如专注于完成少数事项。

Eliminate ruthlessly. Remove things and decisions that don’t contribute to your top goals and focus 80 percent of your energy on the 20 percent of things that produce the most outcome. Instead of having multiple half-done projects, focus on completing a small number of them.

如果没有优先级,所有决策或行动,就会变得没有重点。它们会在不断消耗你的能量和注意力。你的专注程度,会影响到你达成目标的成功率。

No priority, decision, or action is neutral. All of them are constantly consuming some sort of energy and a certain amount of focus. And the intensity of your focus affects the success rate of the things you pursue.

次要目标有时最让人分心

Secondary Goals are Sometimes The Biggest Distractions

我觉得巴菲特的这个方法超级棒。然而,说起来容易做起来难。在个人层面,我很难写下25个目标。未来几年,我有10个左右的目标,所以我制定了一些相对低调的目标去填满这个25项的清单。

I think Buffett’s approach on priorities is brilliant. However, it’s easier said than done. On a personal level, I had a difficulty coming up with 25 goals. I got around ten top goals for the next few years, and then I made up a few low-key goals to fill in the list.

但是,当要选择最重要的5条并排除剩余20条时,还是有特别大的挑战。其中第六条、第七条,往往对我而言也极其重要。但是,当我把它们和最重要的那5件主要事项相比时,它们就退居其次了。

However, when it comes to selecting the top five and eliminating the remaining 20, it becomes even more challenging. The top six and seven are usually important to us. But when compared to the top five, they are secondary.

很容易做出让步,并花费时间和精力在它们上面。最终,它们往往会变成5大主要重点事项的障碍,让我们分散精力,不再聚焦。要成功,就得无情地排除掉这些,并强迫自己保持专注。

It’s easy to give in and spend time and energy on them. Eventually, they become the distractions to our top five goals. To succeed, eliminate ruthlessly and force yourself to focus.

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