3 decisions in life separate high achievers from mere dreamers,
This article is going to give us three inspiring Buffet lessons that can possibly help you move from being a dreamer to being a high achiever.
- Don’t risk what you have to get something you don’t need.
Buffet once advised graduating students at the university of Florida that he has witnessed both businesses and individuals put themselves at risk to chase after big things, usually out of greed when they should have held back.
buffet said,” If you risk something that is important to you for something that is unimportant to you, it just doesn’t make sense. i don’t care if the odds you succeed are 99 to 1 or even 1000 to one.”
2. Invest in relationships with honest and ethical people.
Warren buffet also asked university of Florida students to think of a classmate they felt had the makings of success long term, such that they would want to get 10% of that person’s earnings for the rest of their lives.
“You would probably pick the one you responded best to, the one who has the best leadership qualities, the one who is able to get other people to carry out their interests,” said Buffet. “That would be the person who is generous, honest, and who gave credit to other people for their own ideas.”
3. Measure your life’s success though one word: love
In Buffet biography, The Snowball: Warren buffet and the Business of Life, Buffet explains that the highest measure of success in life comes “b7y how many of the people you want to love you, actually do love you.”
Some people die filthy rich and get building named after them but “the truth is that nobody in the world loves them,” the ultimate test of how you’ve lived you life comes down to love.
The trouble with love is that you cant buy it. You can buy sex, you can buy testimonial dinners, but the only way to get love is through being lovable. You’d like to think you could write a check. I’ll buy a million dollars’ worth of love, But it does not work that way, the more you give love away, the more love you get!”