What should you avoid at all cost?

New Year’s resolutions are a great way to deteriorate the things you would really like to do. Usually there are goals, but not the tools, time and habits to achieve them. Apart from these pitfalls, you should be aware of the things you should avoid at all costs.

To get to these things you should avoid at all costs, write down the 25 things that you would really want to focus at. Then find the top 5 things you deem utmost important. The other 20 items on the list will be the things you should avoid at all costs. The steps of this so-called 5/25-rule originate from investor Warren Buffet.

In practice it would work as you can imagine from the label “avoid”. Say you have your top 5 personal goals. When deciding on how to spend a Saturday afternoon, these are the things you should aim for and get done.