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The near win

Reaching a goal can derail you. Accomplish it and then what? New goals, I suppose. But a life built around systems and process and thoughtful routines will bring more excellence and more consistent satisfaction than the ups and downs of goal-setting. There’s something transcendent about striving, reaching for what you know may actually be unreachable. It […]

Systems, not goals

This is from the cartoonist, Scott Adams, as quoted in The Farnam Street blog (Farnam Street is regularly excellent, by the way.): “If you do something every day, it’s a system. If you’re waiting to achieve it someday in the future, it’s a goal. … [O]ne should have a system instead of a goal. The […]