Here are four Buffett rules of legendary success to help you achieve your dreams:
- Find work that brings you passion: Buffett says, “In the world of business, the people who are most successful are those who are doing what they love.” We need to think about what will make us proud and fulfilled when we reflect on our careers. Some call it passion; others call it purpose. Whatever you call it, it is the thing that makes you come alive and pushes you forward.
- Practice Self-Care: Buffett makes aware, “you only get one mind and one body. And it’s got to last a lifetime […], but if you don’t take care of that mind and that body, they’ll be a wreck 40 years later.” Buffet reminds us that what we do today will not only affect but also determine the lives we live later. Besides, taking care of your mind and body allows you to function at an optimal level now. We must learn to put into daily practice self-care habits such as getting enough sleep, eating nutritious foods, meditating, and exercising.
- Invest in the right relationships: At a University of Florida lecture, when asked what he would do over to live a happier life, Buffett responded, “the way to do it is to play out the game and do something you enjoy all your life and be associated with people you like.” It’s simple, “we’ve never succeeded in making a good deal with a bad person.” Why should you be careful about your relationships? Buffet says, “You want to associate with people who are the kind of person you’d like to be. You’ll move in that direction.” Three things to do as you put Buffett’s rule into practice: phase out undesirable or “wrong” relationships, vet your business partners thoroughly, and trust your gut!
- The rule of unconditional love: In his biography, The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life, Buffett asserts that the highest measure and the ultimate test of success in life come down to love. So how do you get unconditional love? According to Buffett, “The only way to get love is to be lovable. You’d like to think you could write a check: I’ll buy a million dollars’ worth of love. But it doesn’t work that way. The more you give love away, the more you get.”