According To Warren Buffet, This One Habit Will Change Your Life

You cannot improve your life by following a to-do list

Tuseet Jha


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One of our brain’s important functions is to think but let’s be honest — when was the last time you actually took time to think?

I can bet thinking is not on your calendar or your To Do List. Is it?

Our world is full of distractions so taking time out to really think is something we find very hard to do. With our gadgets at an arm reach, any idle moment usually goes to twiddling our thumbs over a screen with blue light. Our busy life has become busier with the coming of smartphones, social media and online streaming.

You might believe that people who think on their feet are smart but on the contrary, smart people take their time to think. Warren Buffet spends 80% of his time thinking. Bill Gates is famously known to take 2 weeks in a year to just read and think.

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become. ~ Buddha

Why Think Time Is Important

You cannot improve your life by following a to-do list. You improve it by thinking. The quality of your choices depend on your ability to think. Thinking will help you clear your mind. It will help you understand who you are, allowing you to question your beliefs and doubts in life. Time spent thinking will help you evaluate the choices you have made and the life you are living.

Thinking is the only way to figure things out. It allows the brain to connect two completely unrelated topics. One thought at a time, the brain is able to make connections others might have missed. Albert Einstein believed he wasn’t smarter than his peers, he only stayed with the problem longer. It is not a surprise then that it took him 10 years to publish his theory of relativity.

If you are nowhere close to having the life you want, it is not because you are not doing enough, it is because you are not stopping to think and evaluate your choices. You might be doing enough but if you are climbing the ladder leaning against the wrong wall, it is only going to bring you closer to the wrong things in life faster!



Tuseet Jha

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