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Systems Beat Goals

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Goals are for losers. That’s literally true most of the time. If your goal is to lose ten pounds, you will spend every moment until you reach the goal—if you reach it at all—feeling as if you were short of your goal.

Goal-oriented people exist in a state of continuous presuccess failure at best, and permanent failure at worst if things never work out. Systems people succeed every time they apply their systems, in the sense that they did what they intended to do. The goals people are fighting the feeling of discouragement at each turn. The systems people are feeling good every time they apply their system. That’s a big difference in terms of maintaining your personal energy in the right direction.

Desire is a contract you make with yourself to be unhappy until you get what you want. — Naval Ravikant

Last update : November 24, 2023
Created : November 21, 2023