Matching up systems vs goals might seem odd but the truth is that you should be using one and not the other.
Let’s be honest – we’ve all set goals that we’ve never met.
From broken New Year’s resolutions to a failed career as the next big rockstar, goals have a nasty habit of not being met.
Scott Adams, the author of Dilbert thinks much the same in his book How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life.
He identifies that everything wrong with goals can be solved by instead applying a regular system to complete your tasks.
I scoffed at first but then realized that I’d done precisely that to lose 70 lbs in six months and learn the piano.
That’s why today I’ll cover:
- What are goals?
- What are systems?
- Systems vs goals
- Systems replace motivation with routine
- Goals are hard to follow up on
- Systems are consistently rewarding
- Goals carry a more negative mindset
- Systems are more realistic and flexible
- Turning goals into systems
- How to build systems
Let’s get started!