Write down your top 25 career goals. Review your list and star your top 5 goals. Everything you didn’t circle just became your avoid-at-all-cost list.
In addition to career goals, the 5/25 rule is just an overall great way to creating focus for any area. For example, applying the 5/25 rule to an active project. you can list out 25 things we must do achieve success, then vote or drag the top 5 items to the top. In the SWOTAnalysis.com online software, the system automatically defaults to show the top 5 items, and with just a click you can expand to see all items. You can also adjust this default via the settings menu.