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3 Decisions in Life That Can Separate High Achievers from Mere Dreamers

Warren E. Buffet

If you don’t know who Warren Buffett is, there’s no shortage of information on the internet. Known as the "Oracle of Omaha", he is the billionaire chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, a multinational conglomerate holding company. Berkshire owns Heinz, Pampered Chef, Dairy Queen, Duracell, to name a few, and is the tenth-largest conglomerate by revenue in the world. Safe to say, Warren Buffett knows what he’s doing. He speaks about a variety of topics regularly but this one caught our interest. According to him, albeit simple, these three decisions can separate you from dreamer to high achiever.

1: Don’t risk what you have to get something you don’t need. – As much as we hate to admit it, humans can be greedy. Warren advises not to let greed guide your decisions because it could cause you to lose what’s most important to you.

2: Invest in relationships with honest and ethical people. – This one is pretty straight-forward. Your circle of people around you reflects on who YOU are as a person. Surrounding yourself with honest and successful people can be extremely beneficial, both personally and professionally.

3: Measure your life’s success through one word: love. – This one is our favorite. Despite having billions of dollars, Warren says, “the highest measure of success in life comes by how many of the people you want to have love you actually do love you.”


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