- Today, I’ll eat a salad instead of a baguette.
- Tomorrow, I might go for a run if I wake up early enough...
- Maybe I’ll look up some weight loss pills on Amazon this week.
Even with a worst case scenario where you don’t hit your target performance or weight, with a system you have a potent snowball effect: skills and relationships develop, and your life improves significantly as a result… With just a goal, you have a series of small short term goals you may or may not have ticked off - goals like: eat a salad, maybe go for a run, buy some mystery pills…
Simply put, with a system there are some seriously cool consolation prizes - better movement, new friends, healthier habits, skill transfer, playing with the kids becomes easier, work becomes less tiring, that elbow pain went away… With a goal, there is no consolation prize if you don’t make it, only failure… And since a goal isn’t a plan, failure is quite likely.
It is all about systems!
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