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Callie Schweitzer

Shared June 20, 2016

Goals are about the short-term result. Systems are about the long-term process. In the end, process always wins.

John Zeratsky

Shared January 3, 2017

I've wanted to write about the difference between goals and systems for a long time.

About how goals are good for setting direction, but systems are much more useful for making progress. About how good systems are inherently rewarding. About how systems help you do great things, even if your goals change or become obsolete. I even have a few drafts of articles about the topic in Apple Notes!

But I may not need to write about it after all, because this explanation by James Clear is just so good.

I’ve found that goals are good for planning your progress and systems are good for actually making progress.

Goals can provide direction and even push you forward in the short-term, but eventually a well-designed system will always win. Having a system is what matters. Committing to the process is what makes the difference.

Tom Voûte tom at voute .org

Shared September 7, 2016

That 'this' is the process that makes you happy. I read somewhere else similarly that happiness comes from working towards a goal, not from achieving it

Xavier Damman

Shared September 13, 2016

Commit to a process, not a goal.

Maria Ali ✨

Shared September 11, 2017

#٣٦٥مقالا | ١٤٧

Maria Ali ✨

Shared September 11, 2017

#٣٦٥مقالا | ١٤٧
لماذا يجب أن نركّز بدلًا عن أهدافك.

Jacob Rogelberg

Shared January 7, 2017

Feedback loops are important for building good systems because they allow you to keep track of many different pieces without feeling the pressure to predict what is going to happen with everything. Forget about predicting the future and build a system that can signal when you need to make adjustments.

david mcqueen

Shared May 8, 2018

great read

Sar Haribhakti

Shared September 15, 2016

Systems-based thinking is never about hitting a particular number, it’s about sticking to the process and not missing workouts.

Ruben Timmerman

Shared July 6, 2016

Focus on the system, not on the goals, if you want to keep improving.

Pearl Chen

Shared December 14, 2016

"Goals are about the short-term result. Systems are about the long-term process. In the end, process always wins."

Pearl Chen

Shared June 24, 2017

The original article about goals vs. systems.

Gutstavito Alvarez Moreno

Shared January 24, 2017

James Clear suggests that focusing on systems is a better approach to long-term achievement than focusing on the goals.

I agree with some of his arguments, speedily the"enjoy the process by focusing on the present" and the "long-term vs. short-term perspective", yet I still think goals provide a north so that systems are working properly.

What's your standpoint on the subject?

Benjamin Marshan

Shared January 13, 2017

Must work on a system!

Awais Imran

Shared June 13, 2016

Build habits that propel you towards your goals.

Being systems-oriented is how I lost and continue to steadily lose extra weight while improving general fitness, after several years of goal-oriented attempts.

Mattias Östmar

Shared January 10, 2017

T'is true. Therefore try it.

Bhavik Rasyara

Shared April 1, 2017

Effective and relatable.

Ahmed Elshahawi

Shared March 8, 2017

Stick to the process, system, routine, not goals to actually keep moving forward,
Keep doing what you are doing!
"Goals can provide direction and even push you forward in the short-term, but eventually a well-designed system will always win. Having a system is what matters. Committing to the process is what makes the difference"

Devin Kate Pope

Shared September 20, 2016

When you focus on the practice instead of the performance, you can enjoy the present moment and improve at the same time.

Bekir Burak Kılboz

Shared November 7, 2016

Sonuca değil sürece

Saeid Zebardast

Shared December 19, 2015

Fall In Love With Systems

Artem Parshentsev

Shared October 15, 2016

Хорошая статья о фокусе на системе, подходе и процессе, а не на цели.

Gav MOK

Shared January 20, 2017

Old article, but worth reading it again - Commit to a process, not a goal

Jason Pearson

Shared December 25, 2016

"Goals are about the short-term result. Systems are about the long-term process. In the end, process always wins."

Goals are about the short-term result. Systems are about the long-term process. In the end, process always wins

Erdogan Cesmeli

Shared December 25, 2016

I still think the mission /passion is key to get started & get going when challenged. But daily routine is equally critical & the point here.

Kamu Utester

Shared May 12, 2017

Test

Yana Dotcenko

Shared October 31, 2016

I'm falling in love with system:) You?
Look at the getting things done in different way.

Carey-Lee D.

Shared January 3, 2016

Great insight.

Mahmoud Elhofy

Shared April 8, 2016

Commit to a process, not a goal.

Having a system is what matters. Committing to the process is what makes the difference.

Carey-Lee D.

Shared September 11, 2016

you can keep things simple and reduce stress by focusing on the daily process and sticking to your schedule, rather than worrying about the big, life-changing goals.

Brad J

Shared June 4, 2018

Still one of the best articles I’ve read on goal setting.

Agus Iskandar

Shared January 15, 2017

Although it's a provoking title, the arguments presented are valid. The point is the writer argue that setting goal is not the only important thing but setting the system it is.

Scott Morris

Shared January 13, 2017

goals are BS

Andra Magda

Shared October 28, 2016

Word of the day: systems

Focus on the system - it’s about sticking to the process.

Andra Magda

Shared October 31, 2016

Word of the day: system

Focus on the system - it’s about sticking to the process.

Andre Immanuel Quintos

Shared March 20, 2016

Marginal Gains

Thorsten Claus

Shared January 6, 2017

Commit to a process, not a goal.

Ferdi Zebua

Shared April 12, 2017

System over goal. Interesting.

Mirzan Duarte

Shared August 24, 2017

Choosing a goal puts a huge burden on your shoulders. Can you imagine if I had made it my goal to write two books this year? Just writing that sentence stresses me out.

Varun Srinivasan

Shared November 15, 2017

Goals can provide direction and even push you forward in the short-term, but eventually a well-designed system will always win. Having a system is what matters. Committing to the process is what makes the difference.

Goals can provide direction and even push you forward in the short-term, but eventually a well-designed system will always win. Having a system is what matters. Committing to the process is what makes the difference.

Mark Anderson

Shared February 8, 2017

Great point about goals vs. systems

"Having a system is what matters"

Afshana Diya

Shared October 28, 2016

Goals are good for planning your progress and systems are good for actually making progress.

Goals can provide direction and even push you forward in the short-term, but eventually, a well-designed system will always win. Having a system is what matters. Committing to the process is what makes the difference.

Afshana Diya

Shared October 28, 2016

If you completely ignored your goals and focused only on your system, would you still get results?

goals are good for planning your progress and systems are good for actually making progress.

Goals can provide direction and even push you forward in the short-term, but eventually a well-designed system will always win. Having a system is what matters. Committing to the process is what makes the difference.

Ryan Peralta

Shared March 19, 2016

Stealing from a friend's feed...

Godiva Golding

Shared May 7, 2017

"Goals are about the short-term result. Systems are about the long-term process. In the end, process always wins."

Godiva Golding

Shared May 7, 2017

"I’ve found that goals are good for planning your progress and systems are good for actually making progress."

Mel

Shared July 9, 2017

Love this systematic approach. Makes plenty of sense.

Tiago Goncalves

Shared October 8, 2017

Having a system is what matters. Committing to the process is what makes the difference

Ashleigh Teo

Shared April 2, 2018

Goals can provide direction and even push you forward in the short-term, but eventually a well-designed system will always win. Having a system is what matters. Committing to the process is what makes the difference.

Aiswarya Biradavolu

Shared February 22, 2017

Having a system is what matters. Committing to the process is what makes the difference.

Khairi Muhammad

Shared December 14, 2017

Really interesting article. Whether I still believe that goals are still important things for me.

Worth to read. :)

#BalikBelajar :D

Simon Lee

Shared January 19, 2018

It is not about some goal out there but what we can and want.

Nicolas Rivard

Shared February 4, 2018

Goals are good for planning your progress. Systems are good for actually making progress.

Goals are about the short-term result. Systems are about the long-term process. In the end, process always wins.

Daniel Hüfner

Shared February 9, 2018

Wirklich guter Text 💪

Goals can provide direction and even push you forward in the short-term, but eventually a well-designed system will always win. Having a system is what matters. Committing to the process is what makes the difference.

Daniel Hüfner

Shared February 9, 2018

Sehr lesenswerter mit Aha-Effekt 💪

Goals can provide direction and even push you forward in the short-term, but eventually a well-designed system will always win. Having a system is what matters. Committing to the process is what makes the difference.

Daniel Hüfner

Shared February 9, 2018

Sehr lesenswerter Text 💪

Goals can provide direction and even push you forward in the short-term, but eventually a well-designed system will always win. Having a system is what matters. Committing to the process is what makes the difference

Aiswarya Biradavolu

Shared August 28, 2017

you’re teaching yourself to always put happiness and success off until the next milestone is achieved

Harriet

Shared March 17, 2016

An new approach to getting things done. Build those habits, Set up systems! :)

Jimmy Nyakora

Shared September 28, 2016

#systems #goals #success #growth

Ravi Sandhu

Shared December 19, 2016

Goals need systems. Make how you eat and your exercise regime, your system.

Seth Simmons

Shared January 27, 2017

When you’re working toward a goal, you are essentially saying, “I’m not good enough yet, but I will be when I reach my goal.”

Kai F.

Shared January 29, 2017

好文,总结的很棒

Pablo Diaz

Shared June 17, 2017

It's tempting to think about goals, but I find them distracting

Scott Anderson

Shared November 16, 2017

Trust the process.

seyyed puria hoseyni

Shared December 15, 2017

And that's why systems are more valuable than goals. Goals are about the short-term result. Systems are about the long-term process. In the end, process always wins.

Bumbu Alex

Shared January 27, 2017

Was using the same technique for some things - and often works really well for long term goals with many small sub-steps.

Victor Dorneanu

Shared January 10, 2017

But with a systems-based mentality, I had no trouble moving on. Systems-based thinking is never about hitting a particular number, it’s about sticking to the process and not missing workouts.

Victor Dorneanu

Shared January 10, 2017

I’ve found that goals are good for planning your progress and systems are good for actually making progress.

Ingvi Þór Georgsson

Shared July 13, 2017

Yes.

Lukas M.

Shared September 20, 2016

goal-based mentality will tell you to finish the workout and reach your goal. After all, if you set a goal and you don’t reach it, then you feel like a failure.

Aaron Manley

Shared August 12, 2016

Process + feedback loops > isolated goals. Plus, goals make you feel worse about yourself.

adeolu dahunsi

Shared December 27, 2016

Insightful

Abhilash Mohapatra

Shared December 30, 2016

goals are good for planning your progress and systems are good for actually making progress.

Jay Giraud

Shared January 17, 2017

Which will win? Goals or systems?

Pablo JET Silva

Shared February 12, 2017

No nos concentremos en el resultado, concentrémonos en el sistema.

Dean Millson

Shared January 2, 2018

I came to this realisation last year before reading this today. Food for thought 😊

Mana Windy

Shared March 22, 2018

Instead, you can keep things simple and reduce stress by focusing on the daily process and sticking to your schedule, rather than worrying about the big, life-changing goals.

Mana Windy

Shared March 22, 2018

Feedback loops are important for building good systems because they allow you to keep track of many different pieces without feeling the pressure to predict what is going to happen with everything. Forget about predicting the future and build a system that can signal when you need to make adjustments.

Shaad Khan

Shared April 14, 2018

“Goals reduce your current happiness.”

Rodrigo Santos

Shared January 16, 2017

Importante!

Alb Zab

Shared October 2, 2016

This hits home on so many levels. What do you think?

Meena Iyer

Shared January 29, 2017

Interesting perspective.

Bernie

Shared December 23, 2016

Yes!

Roma Belle

Shared January 2, 2017

"Committing to the process is what makes the difference."

difference

Гусев Владимир

Shared January 12, 2017

Система vs цели - хорошая идея

Mark Coates

Shared January 16, 2017

Forget about goals. Instead, focus on a good system or the best approach to doing what you need to do. in the long run, you will be happier since you're not always focused on the next milestone nor are you seeing yourself up for failure if the future turns out different than expected—which it usually does!

Arjun ramesh

Shared February 16, 2017

He just nailed it ! The mild gap between setting goals & system.

paul Rowland

Shared February 17, 2017

Great stuff : weekdone is potentially one solution that helps balance the 2 concepts

Kim To

Shared July 9, 2017

you can keep things simple and reduce stress by focusing on the daily process and sticking to your schedule, rather than worrying about the big, life-changing goals.

When you focus on the practice instead of the performance, you can enjoy the present moment and improve at the same time.

Dee Williams

Shared September 20, 2017

A must read!

Nicole Batac

Shared January 10, 2017

Learn to move away from goals to systems.

Gary Sprague

Shared January 18, 2017

I always say "any system is better than no system." And also "any true system needs a feedback loop."

Cine Rosimo

Shared December 28, 2016

"Goals can provide direction and even push you forward in the short-term, but eventually a well-designed system will always win."

2017 mindset 💯

Ryan Wells

Shared March 12, 2016

Great insight from James Clear. This guy is worth following.

Margo Cesario

Shared March 20, 2016

Totally what I need. Now, how to start? 😵

Sas Ski

Shared June 22, 2016

Important.

adnan akram

Shared December 28, 2016

nice article

Emma Tunnell

Shared December 31, 2016

Good article to read before setting those New Year goals

Cédric Delpoux

Shared January 10, 2017

Concentre toi sur la mise en place d’une routine plutôt que de viser des objectifs à court terme

Jason Erickson

Shared January 10, 2017

The goal should define the where to focus. The system, as described in the article, is the work you do for the goal. One doesn't replace the other.

Andre Ponti

Shared January 11, 2017

Stay focus and don't quit. This great advice on how to accomplish things you really want in your life. #systems.

Piyush Bajaj

Shared January 15, 2017

Let's calibrate some systems today!

Jessica :)

Shared January 17, 2017

💡

Rishikesh Rajkumar

Shared March 5, 2017

This is quite what people mean when they say to enjoy your work. ..

Parag Gheewala

Shared April 7, 2017

Now for the really interesting question:

If you completely ignored your goals and focused only on your system, would you still get results?

For example, if you were a basketball coach and you ignored your goal to win a championship and focused only on what your team does at practice each day, would you still get results?

I think you would.

Brandon Fertig

Shared May 9, 2017

Very, very good read about Goals vs Systems. I can identify with this article big time.

Melanie

Shared August 8, 2017

SOLUTION: Commit to a process, not a goal.

Caleb kipkurui

Shared August 27, 2017

Systems-based thinking is never about hitting a particular number, it’s about sticking to the process

Caleb kipkurui

Shared August 27, 2017

Systems are about the long-term process

Caleb kipkurui

Shared August 27, 2017

goals are good for planning your progress and systems are good for actually making progress.

Pablo Diaz

Shared November 16, 2017

This is novel.

Marc Soska

Shared January 9, 2018

Perfect your process

Raks B

Shared February 24, 2018

I definitely can relate to this. Have never been a goal oriented guy. I'd rather get my processes right and the goals should be in sight soon, I reckon!

Mg Bhone

Shared April 4, 2018

Focus on system not goals

Algernon Parker

Shared May 2, 2018

Good read!

Shahjahan Khan

Shared June 2, 2018

Awesome

Key T

Shared September 17, 2016

And this one too!

Arun Kannan

Shared September 19, 2016

goals are good for planning your progress and systems are good for actually making progress

Saurin Yagnik

Shared September 21, 2016

Interesting read!

Sean Cheah

Shared October 5, 2016

System > goals

Ken Por

Shared November 1, 2016

This is the difference between having targets and milestones for goals and establishing systems to help achieve your goals

Maciej Oczkowski

Shared January 14, 2017

truizm, ale nawet o tym warto poczytać.

Karressa McIntyre

Shared July 16, 2016

It's all about the process folks

Raymond Gutierrez

Shared September 7, 2016

Having a system is important.

Surendhar Reddy

Shared September 23, 2016

Goals and system.

6amclub

Shared December 17, 2016

Why setting goals is wrong

Mairen Lacerna

Shared December 22, 2016

Committing to the process is what makes the difference.

Santi Buenahora

Shared December 25, 2016

Many people will work hard for months, but as soon as they finish the race, they stop training. Their goal was to finish the half-marathon and now that they have completed it, that goal is no longer there to motivate them

Mindi Knocke

Shared December 26, 2016

Just in time for those New Years resolutions!

Anna Lee

Shared December 26, 2016

Fall in love with systems, not goals. 😉

In

Karl Jamoralin

Shared January 1, 2017

Systems vs. Goals

Fabio Dossi

Shared January 9, 2017

Great article.

Segun Adebanjo

Shared January 17, 2017

Commit to a process, not a goal.

Segun Adebanjo

Shared January 17, 2017

with consistent practice, improved performance at whatever you do can be guaranteed.

focus on the practice instead of the performance

Deniz Duygu

Shared January 22, 2017

Set systems, not just goals #habits

Thassio Victor

Shared February 8, 2017

"[...] but eventually a well-designed system will always win"

but eventually a well-designed system will always win

Heather Rose

Shared February 9, 2017

"If you completely ignored your goals and focused only on your system, would you still get results?"

Forget

Ayush Sharma

Shared February 15, 2017

on point.

Maryam Mohamed

Shared February 16, 2017

too close to the idea of developing habits. I hav

Lashari Junaid

Shared February 22, 2017

Learned Alot!!!

JM

Shared February 25, 2017

SOLUTION: Commit to a process, not a goal.

Choosing a goal puts a huge burden on your shoulders. Can you imagine if I had made it my goal to write two books this year? Just writing that sentence stresses me out.

But we do this to ourselves all the time. We place unnecessary stress on ourselves to lose weight or to succeed in business or to write a best-selling novel. Instead, you can keep things simple and reduce stress by focusing on the daily process and sticking to your schedule, rather than worrying about the big, life-changing goals.

When you focus on the practice instead of the performance, you can enjoy the present moment and improve at the same time.

Jonathan Rosenthal

Shared March 2, 2017

Interesting piece. Too simplistic as if you only focus on systems/processes you may slip into incrementalism and miss visionary opportunities not available ideas within daily systems.
Still my style is to be more systems focused so I enjoyed this thinking.

Jessica Carter

Shared March 12, 2017

I have always struggled with goals although I work in an industry that puts a lot of emphasis on goals....I like this systems approach it forces us to live in the now rather than just anticipating the completion of a goal in the future.

Josh Hollingsworth

Shared March 13, 2017

Goals can provide direction and even push you forward in the short-term, but eventually a well-designed system will always win. Having a system is what matters. Committing to the process is what makes the difference.1

Mohammed Alrammah

Shared March 20, 2017

goals are good for planning your progress and systems are good for actually making progress.

kareem pedro

Shared March 23, 2017

it's awesome 👌

Calvin Arellano-Chua

Shared March 30, 2017

Insightful article about process over goal oriented thinking.

Matteo Giacomazzi

Shared April 4, 2017

Interesting point of view, the joy of the journey versus the pleasure of the destination.

Almeer Ahsan Asif

Shared August 3, 2017

Amazing stuff!

Musa Lawan Kaga

Shared August 22, 2017

Focus on your system. Forget about goals. interesting read.

Ted Bundy-Mav

Shared September 5, 2017

Very interesting read... certainly got me thinking

Aditya DSR

Shared September 22, 2017

This was quite a read. I personally know about setting goals and reaching it quite well and i have experienced what follows. Go through it and see if it's the same for you.

崛 伍

Shared September 26, 2017

cool

Anna LG

Shared October 3, 2017

Des systèmes plutôt que des objectifs ?#goals #systems #lifeimprovement

Anežka Vondrášková

Shared October 18, 2017

The problem with this mindset is that you’re teaching yourself to always put happiness and success off until the next milestone is achieved. “Once I reach my goal, then I’ll be happy. Once I achieve my goal, then I’ll be successful.”

Anežka Vondrášková

Shared October 18, 2017

But every time we set a goal, we try to do it. We try to plan out where we will be and when we will make it there. We try to predict how quickly we can make progress, even though we have no idea what circumstances or situations will arise along the way.

SOLUTION: Buil

Anežka Vondrášková

Shared October 18, 2017

goals are good for planning your progress and systems are good for actually making progress

Sugirtha Krishnamurthy

Shared October 22, 2017

Goals reduce your current happiness.

Matt Pitt

Shared November 9, 2017

This resonates with me

Bijal Shag

Shared November 16, 2017

.

Fall In Love With Systems

None of this is to say that goals are useless. However, I've found that goals are good for planning your progress

Rungarun Kerdpipat

Shared December 20, 2017

Reasonable, simple & interesting

kathy k

Shared December 29, 2017

Before it is too late to know

Paul Nolasco

Shared January 2, 2018

Another one!

Christelle Lelong

Shared January 6, 2018

Encore du bon sens de paysan comme dirait quelqu'un que je connais. Mais surtout une méthode simple pour progresser tout en se sentant bien

Maphefo Mailula

Shared January 6, 2018

The system of creating systems

Francisco Mosimann

Shared January 9, 2018

Nada que o 76ers já não tenha compreendido: trust the process.

Simon Let

Shared February 7, 2018

A good reminder.

Nícolas Bezerra

Shared February 20, 2018

incrível

Charm Maravilla

Shared February 25, 2018

Commit to a process.. 🙄

Stephen Norris

Shared March 1, 2018

No matter your trade forget about the goals you want to achieve and focus on systems! Confused? Read this post by jamesclear.com and re-think your strategy to success.

Ksenija S

Shared March 22, 2018

FOOTNOTES

Vishal ...

Shared April 23, 2018

Good read !

Sharon Muchiri

Shared June 11, 2018

goals are good for planning your progress and systems are good for actually making progress.

Mike Filkins

Shared 5 days ago

I typically break down tasks into the ultimate goal, the actionable goals, and some useful tools. This article advocates a different mindset that tracks well with real progress.

Sandy Ravaloniaina

Shared March 28, 2017

Living in the moment mindset...

Daniel Bouchard

Shared January 10, 2017

Makes some sense. I really hate setting goals.

Matthew Stanford

Shared February 17, 2017

interesting, need to apply this to my work, wher things are very often goal driven

Dinesh Prasanth

Shared February 27, 2017

Goals can provide direction and even push you forward in the short-term, but eventually a well-designed system will always win. Having a system is what matters. Committing to the process is what makes the difference.

kk Brandt

Shared December 5, 2017

If you completely ignored your goals and focused only on your system, would you still get results?

Jonny Wills

Shared January 10, 2017

When you focus on the practice instead of the performance, you can enjoy the present moment and improve at the same time.

Nik Demetriades

Shared January 12, 2017

Goals can provide direction and even push you forward in the short-term, but eventually a well-designed system will always win. Having a system is what matters. Committing to the process is what makes the difference.

yator isaac

Shared January 15, 2017

am now planning to change it for me system works out

Lian Santos

Shared September 28, 2016

"Committing to the process is what makes the difference".

Andrew Gerasimenko

Shared September 28, 2016

goals are good for planning your progress and systems are good for actually making progress.

Liz Beadon

Shared October 3, 2016

"...goals are good for planning your progress and systems are good for actually making progress."

goals are good for planning your progress and systems are good for actually making progress.

Liz Beadon

Shared October 3, 2016

"...goals are good for planning your progress and systems are good for actually making progress."

Milan Sijan

Shared October 3, 2016

Good points on setting up system vs obsessing over goals. Very similar to what other authors consider building a habit and focusing on the process rather then on the result. Focusing on process brings satisfaction, daily vs not being able to enjoy until the goal is reached.

Shazni Ibrahim

Shared October 6, 2016

System-based vs Goal-based mentality

Ronak Patel

Shared October 20, 2016

goals are good for planning your progress and systems are good for actually making progress.

Michael Annoh

Shared October 21, 2016

Systems-based thinking is never about hitting a particular number, it’s about sticking to the process and not missing workouts.

Michael Annoh

Shared October 21, 2016

Goals are about the short-term result. Systems are about the long-term process. In the end, process always wins.

Michael Annoh

Shared October 21, 2016

I’ve found that goals are good for planning your progress and systems are good for actually making progress.

Omar Lozada

Shared October 31, 2016

Systems-based thinking is never about hitting a particular number, it’s about sticking to the process and not missing workouts.

Jonathan Búcaro

Shared July 11, 2017

Procesos vs Objetivos

Commit to a process, not a goal

Nadissa C

Shared April 3, 2018

Goals can provide direction and even push you forward in the short-term, but eventually a well-designed system will always win. Having a system is what matters. Committing to the process is what makes the difference.

Jens Viedge

Shared July 30, 2016

When you’re working toward a goal, you are essentially saying, “I’m not good enough yet, but I will be when I reach my goal.”

Mirko Bersani

Shared August 9, 2016

Goals are about the short-term result. Systems are about the long-term process. In the end, process always wins.

Namuun Bayarsaikhan

Shared December 20, 2016

Huuj

Daniel Erwin

Shared December 22, 2016

I’ve found that goals are good for planning your progress and systems are good for actually making progress.

Markus Nygård

Shared December 25, 2016

Goals reduce your current happiness and are at odds with long-term progress.

Tiffany H

Shared December 30, 2016

When you’re working toward a goal, you are essentially saying, “I’m not good enough yet, but I will be when I reach my goal.”

The problem with this mindset is that you’re teaching yourself to always put happiness and success off until the next milestone is achieved. “Once I reach my goal, then I’ll be happy.

Tiffany H

Shared December 30, 2016

When all of your hard work is focused on a particular goal, what is left to push you forward after you achieve it?

Nitin Rao

Shared January 2, 2017

Don't Set Goals, Focus on Systems Instead.!

David Aznaurov

Shared January 3, 2017

goals are good for planning your progress and systems are good for actually making progress.

Joanne McKinnon

Shared January 5, 2017

Makes a lot of sense

Alok Kumar

Shared January 8, 2017

Well said , there's similar verse in bhagvad Gita (Hindu mythology) Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2, Verse 47; Karmanye Vadhikaraste Ma Phaleshu Kadachana


Alok Kumar

Shared January 8, 2017

http://www.swamivivekanandaquotes.org/2014/05/bhagavad-gita-chapter-2-verse-47.html?m=1

Jamie Samonte

Shared January 8, 2017

Systems vs goals

Giang Nguyen Huu

Shared January 12, 2017

Good

Drew Fajen

Shared January 3, 2017

Systems over goals, focus on how you're going to do what you plan to do, rather than getting your plans done.

Vijayasekar Durairaju

Shared January 11, 2017

A good post that explains process is more important than the goal itself. Like the zen philosophy says , you become half blind once you aim at something 😄

Eddy Tang

Shared January 30, 2017

Good alternative towards goal setting is to not goal set? I like the idea of creating a "system" instead of a goal so it becomes long term.

Deepti Pillay

Shared January 30, 2017

GOALS VS SYSTEM

Devin Martinez

Shared February 3, 2017

🤓

Trived Sagar

Shared February 10, 2017

"actionable goal"

Alejandro Salido M.

Shared February 14, 2017

I love it!

Imran Ansari

Shared February 15, 2017

focus on the system(process) not on goals

Nataly Yu

Shared February 24, 2017

Feedback loops are important for building good systems because they allow you to keep track of many different pieces without feeling the pressure to predict what is going to happen with everything. Forget about predicting the future and build a system that can signal when you need to make adjustments.

Brendan Szewczyk

Shared February 27, 2017

this was really insightful and is something i want to more consciously employ!

罗 佳佳

Shared March 2, 2017

actionable

Shamsheer Attar

Shared March 7, 2017

its good, read it

Houssem Ben Amor

Shared March 11, 2017

very intersting

Aarthi Raman

Shared March 13, 2017

a

Shiran Ba

Shared March 18, 2017

Great article

Toby Lucich

Shared March 18, 2017

Perfect practice.

May See

Shared February 13, 2017

If you completely ignored your goals and focused only on your system, would you still get results?

Yvéna Cabral Silva

Shared March 23, 2017

Setting goals is a good thing, but do not forget to do to this to achieve them!

Alonso Delgado

Shared April 11, 2017

cool

Akash Singh

Shared April 13, 2017

woahhh

Mikaela

Shared April 16, 2017

"When all of your hard work is focused on a particular goal, what is left to push you forward after you achieve it?"

Aysha Siddique

Shared April 19, 2017

When you focus on the practice instead of the performance, you can enjoy the present moment and improve at the same time.

Le Lam

Shared April 20, 2017

to read

xu fdffd

Shared April 21, 2017

ghhgg

thibault martin

Shared April 24, 2017

"When you focus on the practice instead of the performance, you can enjoy the present moment and improve at the same time."

jinsoo chon

Shared April 29, 2017

This changed my goal setting skilld

Islom Tolipov

Shared May 4, 2017

Well written👍

Muigai Njenga

Shared May 10, 2017

I think I'll start thinking systems and not goals.

I've found that goals are good for planning your progress and systems are good for actually making progress.

Michael Giustiniano

Shared May 14, 2017

Great content. A great read.

Reginaldo Carmo

Shared May 14, 2017

I liked

Alen 曹

Shared May 16, 2017

thanks,l learn something a lot.

Al Harris

Shared May 19, 2017

Forget About Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.

Weasley Blue

Shared May 29, 2017

Goals can provide direction and even push you forward in the short-term, but eventually a well-designed system will always win.
#goal #mindset #focus

Goals can provide direction and even push you forward in the short-term, but eventually a well-designed system will always win.

Sreejith M.S

Shared May 31, 2017

When you're working toward a goal, you are essentially saying, “I’m not good enough yet, but I will be when I reach my goal.”

Sreejith M.S

Shared May 31, 2017

Goals can provide direction and even push you forward in the short-term, but eventually a well-designed system will always win. Having a system is what matters. Committing to the process is what makes the difference.1

Mark Lermer

Shared May 31, 2017

has many of those "oh that makes sense" moments.

Chester Tan

Shared June 3, 2017

Focus on the tasks, not the goals.

Dominik FRÖHLICH

Shared June 6, 2017

if you were a basketball coach and you ignored your goal to win a championship and focused only on what your team does at practice each day, would you still get results?

I think you would.

Moolchandra Verma

Shared June 12, 2017

lalantap

Anthony Choy

Shared June 13, 2017

Yes, I agree. It's always about the process, rather than where that process may take you. As we can't predict where we will or we want or need to end up anyway. *Long process lifts off the stress for immediate results.

Jon D Christensen

Shared June 13, 2017

Interesting article, check it out!!!

Jon D Christensen

Shared June 13, 2017

Interesting article, check it out!!

Irfaan Rahman

Shared June 16, 2017

If you completely ignored your goals and focused only on your system, would you still get results?

Irfaan Rahman

Shared June 16, 2017

goals are good for planning your progress and systems are good for actually making progress.

Mohamed Abd Alhameed

Shared June 26, 2017

مقاله حلوه جدا للناس اللي بتفشل تحقق أهدافها، إقروها هتفرق جدا جدا معاكم

Angel Leondale

Shared June 27, 2017

good read

Kelly M

Shared July 2, 2017

My life- setting goals and then not feeling good enough until I reach them. Focus on the process, focus on the system.

When you're working toward a goal, you are essentially saying, “I’m not good enough yet, but I will be when I reach my goal.”

The problem with this mindset is that you’re teaching yourself to always put happiness and success off until the next milestone is achieved. “Once I reach my goal, then I’ll be happy. Once I achieve my goal, then I’ll be successful.”

Kelly M

Shared July 2, 2017

Small, everyday, doable tasks > giant, soul-crushing goals you feel you can never accomplish

Instead, you can keep things simple and reduce stress by focusing on the daily process and sticking to your schedule, rather than worrying about the big, life-changing goals.

Kelly M

Shared July 3, 2017

This can be applied to JLPT or other language tests, weight goals, lifting goals, cycling goals, anything really. Get lost in the process of it.

Many people will work hard for months, but as soon as they finish the race, they stop training. Their goal was to finish the half-marathon and now that they have completed it, that goal is no longer there to motivate them. When all of your hard work is focused on a particular goal, what is left to push you forward after you achieve it?

Kelly M

Shared July 3, 2017

This is why you take care of your body instead of push too hard towards a goal- you want to continue to do this for a long time.

Goals are about the short-term result. Systems are about the long-term process. In the end, process always wins.

Kelly M

Shared July 3, 2017

readjusting and checking progress is part of the process

Feedback loops are important for building good systems because they allow you to keep track of many different pieces without feeling the pressure to predict what is going to happen with everything. Forget about predicting the future and build a system that can signal when you need to make adjustments.

Kelly M

Shared July 3, 2017

goals are good for planning your progress and systems are good for actually making progress.

Stefan Palios

Shared July 6, 2017

I absolutely love this article. A focus on process over goals created my athletic career.

María Marcela Urrutia Amaya

Shared July 16, 2017

que significa no le entiendo ala imagen

Chris McGuffin

Shared August 2, 2017

Don't pressure me or yourself with goals. Work on good habits and a systems approach that will help you progress.

jk dl

Shared August 16, 2017

ohmygod. this article spoke to me and for me. i've always thought the same thing, but i just didn't know how to put it into words and at the same time didn't really think it was true or made sense, but this article really did it for me. amazing

Samrat Harsha

Shared August 19, 2017

You are absolutely right,,, I too experienced it many times,,, If we concentrate solely on Goal, then we'll mess with the process,, And instead if we are committed to our process of moving towards our goal,, then all will be at the riggt place and it will create a discipline in our life,,,

C Price

Shared August 25, 2017

Hmm, as a chronic goal setter but systems thinker there just might be something in this approach!

Ushna

Shared August 27, 2017

A good read

ouo

Shared September 1, 2017

Don't focus on GOAL

Goals are strangely at odds with long-term progress.

You might think your goal will keep you motivated over the long-term, but that's not always true.

Consider someone training for a half-marathon. Many people will work hard for months, but as soon as they finish the race, they stop training. Their goal was to finish the half-marathon and now that they have completed it, that goal is no longer there to motivate them. When all of your hard work is focused on a particular goal, what is left to push you forward after you achieve it?

This can create a type of “yo-yo effect” where people go back and forth from working on a goal to not working on one. This type of cycle makes it difficult to build upon your progress for the long-term.

ouo

Shared September 1, 2017

Haha😂humor

You can’t predict the future. (I know, shocking.)

ouo

Shared September 1, 2017

A good sentence

we have no idea what circumstances or situations will arise along the way.

Brett Mello

Shared September 4, 2017

Radical but rather obvious (once you read the article) concept. Excellent!

BottledLemonadeNews

Shared September 9, 2017

Totally different from what I've learned. How do you feel about it?

Davie Lameck

Shared September 10, 2017

Very inspirational. Highly motivating.

Sajid Ali

Shared September 14, 2017

business

MILAN KANTI GHOSH

Shared September 29, 2017

#need

Xin Lei Leong

Shared October 1, 2017

Make sense all.

Manal .

Shared October 3, 2017

👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Jdprasad V

Shared October 4, 2017

read it. it Is very helpful

ahmed ismail

Shared September 19, 2017

loops

sariful haque

Shared October 19, 2017

Goals

Arlene K

Shared October 23, 2017

New dimension of thinking 👌🏻

anne duran

Shared October 25, 2017

"Goals can provide direction and even push you forward in the short-term, but eventually a well-designed system will always win."

Felix Kw

Shared October 30, 2017

check this out, it was a great article about life progress and life lesson.

hanuman ji

Shared November 2, 2017

what u said in this article is 100%ture in each and every line

Pocket User

Shared November 12, 2017

Forget about predicting the future and build a system that can signal when you need to make adjustments

Robert Loose

Shared November 15, 2017

Leve het systeem!

The Si

Shared November 15, 2017

procrastinating

keldom 90500

Shared November 16, 2017

Systems-based thinking is never about hitting a particular number, it's about sticking to the process and not missing workouts.

Gabriela Cogollo

Shared November 17, 2017

❤️❤️❤️❤️

francisco ramirez

Shared November 21, 2017

Interesting topic.

Ricardo Nazario

Shared November 25, 2017

A great way to think.

Donnie Drake

Shared November 29, 2017

Great article about goal setting.

Aaron Jimenez

Shared December 4, 2017

You should definitely take a look at this 👌🏼

SIR ARISTOCAT 69

Shared December 12, 2017

makes sense to me

Gwarham Wasim

Shared December 14, 2017

say no to that classic dream setting process...

Andrew Weinzierl

Shared December 19, 2017

Goals can provide direction and even push you forward in the short-term, but eventually a well-designed system will always win. Having a system is what matters. Committing to the process is what makes the difference.

Juriz Galleto

Shared December 29, 2017

Process and system for 2018 🤙

Vincci Nicole

Shared January 15, 2018

Commit to a process, not a goal.

rizvanfawk

Shared January 18, 2018

Good for your thoughts

At 450

Shared January 19, 2018

place unnecessary stress on ourselves to lose weight or to succeed in business or to

Anshuman Singh

Shared February 3, 2018

The Difference Between Goals and Systems

What's the difference between goals and systems?

If you're a coach, your goal is to win a championship. Your system is what your team does at practice each day.
If you're a writer, your goal is to write a book. Your system is the writing schedule that you follow each week.
If you're a runner, your goal is to run a marathon. Your system is your training schedule for the month.
If you're an entrepreneur, your goal is to build a million dollar business. Your system is your sales and marketing process.

mohammed Abiyaz

Shared February 6, 2018

Great article

Jonathan Wray

Shared February 12, 2018

As someone who's obtained some goals, I can attest for their transitory satisfaction. Create systems, not goals.

Iyxon

Shared February 13, 2018

Focus on developing habits and stop needing instant gratification for everything you do! Make a system!

Lucy Alfs

Shared February 17, 2018

Systems-based thinking is never about hitting a particular number, it's about sticking to the process

Victor Christensen

Shared February 19, 2018

This..

Gautam Nag

Shared February 19, 2018

Change Your Focus!

Martin H.

Shared February 25, 2018

entrepreneur

Denise López

Shared February 26, 2018

Have a nice Monday!

Jacob Bennett-Watkins

Shared February 27, 2018

So true... Look at the small pictures and the big picture will come to you, without fail every time

Thu Pham

Shared March 3, 2018

I love articles that that dig deeper into what everybody is telling you to do to become successful and going against it for once.

Thu Pham

Shared March 3, 2018

I love it when I come across an article that gives different but useful advice than what everybody has been saying

Illy Alia

Shared March 5, 2018

this system you are doing, do you laid it out as a schedule?

Warren 2305

Shared March 9, 2018

This is what I have search for! The key😍

Raysa Ortiz

Shared March 20, 2018

Great article!!

Rohit Pahuja

Shared March 22, 2018

nice

Estefanny Reyes

Shared March 23, 2018

Fall

Lim Sheng Feixiang

Shared March 25, 2018

Good Morning read.

Kiel Reid

Shared March 28, 2018

A goal is worthless without a system to support it. So instead of focusing on the end result so much, pay attention to the steps that are going to take you there. 🎯

Lys chan

Shared March 29, 2018

« Tombe amoureuse du processus et non pas du résultat »

oliviya 刘

Shared April 3, 2018

procrastinating

Saskia

Shared April 6, 2018

Das ist eine sehr interessante Herangehensweise - ob wir das in der LE auch anwenden können? :)

Yew Seng Lim

Shared April 8, 2018

I set a system of not consuming sugar in my food intake but did not set the goal of losing number of kilos. It works, I manage to lose weight and stays slimmer!

Antoria Lynch

Shared April 17, 2018

This really caused a shift in my mind. I plan on meditating on this. I will implement this teaching in my life. 10/10 would recommend.

Nadine C.

Shared April 14, 2018

When you focus on the practice instead of the performance, you can enjoy the present moment and improve at the same time.

Erick Galassi

Shared April 27, 2018

James Clear always on point. Well thought strategy for immediately results.

Barry Phillips

Shared May 2, 2018

Great insight

Phil Smit

Shared May 5, 2018

Powerful

Noel Jacob

Shared May 10, 2018

Excellent Guide

Roland Balogh

Shared May 16, 2018

You can get an other view of the world. I cannot decide if it’s better, but you should definetly think about it, it can be more useful to set on systems instead of goals!

Roland Balogh

Shared May 16, 2018

I cannot decide if it’s better to be focusod on the progress of your goals instead of being focused on your goals!
We should definetely think about it, maybe following this topic, we can be more effective in the weekdays.

solomon das

Shared May 21, 2018

that

Upendra R

Shared May 22, 2018

Really helped me.

Mr. Moon

Shared May 25, 2018

it was really good... it told me many new good things.

王金鼎 王

Shared May 27, 2018

Good

Peridot Bubblegum

Shared May 28, 2018

便利な記事です

James Kelson

Shared May 30, 2018

Inspirational stuff

محمدنبيل رجب

Shared June 3, 2018

عدوى متربص بى ,سابر فى غيه,موقعه فوقى بالدور الثانى شقه 4/عمارة الحسينى ش/طاهر.فى3/6/2018م.محمدنبيل رجب.

محمدنبيل رجب

Shared June 3, 2018

لقد وقع خطاْ كبير فى بلدنا -دمنهور-البحيرة-واْنتشر بكثافة وتركيز حتى (قعد),وهو اْن الناس هنا يسيرون على نسق واحد وذلك يؤدى اْلى هلاكهم وضياعهم.فى 3/6/2018م,لفتة ناقد اْمين/محمدنبيل رجب.

chirag Kumar

Shared June 4, 2018

really motivated

芷茵 呂

Shared June 5, 2018

It was a good idea I will try it!

Soe Wei Yan Phyo

Shared June 5, 2018

Don't Set Goals

But with a systems-based mentality, I had no trouble moving on. Systems-based thinking is never about hitting a particular number, it's about sticking to the process and not missing workouts.

Of course, I know that if I never miss a workout, then I will lift bigger weights in the long-run. And that's why systems are more valuable than goals. Goals are about the short-term result. Systems are about the long-term process. In the end, process always wins.

Soe Wei Yan Phyo

Shared June 5, 2018

Fall in Love with The System

Fall In Love With Systems

None of this is to say that goals are useless. However, I've found that goals are good for planning your progress and systems are good for actually making progress.

Goals can provide direction and even push you forward in the short-term, but eventually a well-designed system will always win. Having a system is what matters. Committing to the process is what makes the difference.1

Shy Anderson

Shared June 9, 2018

Very informative

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Forget About Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.
By James Clear    |    Continuous Improvement, Goal Setting, Habits
We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives — getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, writing a best-selling book, winning a championship, and so on.

And for most of us, the path to those things starts by setting a specific and actionable goal. At least, this is how I approached my life until recently. I would set goals for classes I took, for weights that I wanted to lift in the gym, and for clients I wanted in my business.

What I'm starting to realize, however, is that when it comes to actually getting things done and making progress in the areas that are important to you, there is a much better way to do things.

It all comes down to the difference between goals and systems.

Let me explain.




The Difference Between Goals and Systems
What's the difference between goals and systems?

If you're a coach, your goal is to win a championship. Your system is what your team does at practice each day.
If you're a writer, your goal is to write a book. Your system is the writing schedule that you follow each week.
If you're a runner, your goal is to run a marathon. Your system is your training schedule for the month.
If you're an entrepreneur, your goal is to build a million dollar business. Your system is your sales and marketing process.
Now for the really interesting question:

If you completely ignored your goals and focused only on your system, would you still get results?

For example, if you were a basketball coach and you ignored your goal to win a championship and focused only on what your team does at practice each day, would you still get results?

I think you would.

As an example, I just added up the total word count for the articles I've written this year. (You can see them all here.) In the last 12 months, I’ve written over 115,000 words. The typical book is about 50,000 to 60,000 words, so I have written enough to fill two books this year.

All of this is such a surprise because I never set a goal for my writing. I didn't measure my progress in relation to some benchmark. I never set a word count goal for any particular article. I never said, “I want to write two books this year.”

What I did focus on was writing one article every Monday and Thursday. And after sticking to that schedule for 11 months, the result was 115,000 words. I focused on my system and the process of doing the work. In the end, I enjoyed the same (or perhaps better) results.

Before we talk about how to get started, I wanted to let you know I researched and compiled science-backed ways to stick to good habits and stop procrastinating. Want to check out my insights? Download my free PDF guide “Transform Your Habits” here.

Let's talk about three more reasons why you should focus on systems instead of goals.


1. Goals reduce your current happiness.
When you're working toward a goal, you are essentially saying, “I’m not good enough yet, but I will be when I reach my goal.”

The problem with this mindset is that you’re teaching yourself to always put happiness and success off until the next milestone is achieved. “Once I reach my goal, then I’ll be happy. Once I achieve my goal, then I’ll be successful.”

SOLUTION: Commit to a process, not a goal.

Choosing a goal puts a huge burden on your shoulders. Can you imagine if I had made it my goal to write two books this year? Just writing that sentence stresses me out.

But we do this to ourselves all the time. We place unnecessary stress on ourselves to lose weight or to succeed in business or to write a best-selling novel. Instead, you can keep things simple and reduce stress by focusing on the daily process and sticking to your schedule, rather than worrying about the big, life-changing goals.

When you focus on the practice instead of the performance, you can enjoy the present moment and improve at the same time.

2. Goals are strangely at odds with long-term progress.
You might think your goal will keep you motivated over the long-term, but that's not always true.

Consider someone training for a half-marathon. Many people will work hard for months, but as soon as they finish the race, they stop training. Their goal was to finish the half-marathon and now that they have completed it, that goal is no longer there to motivate them. When all of your hard work is focused on a particular goal, what is left to push you forward after you achieve it?

This can create a type of “yo-yo effect” where people go back and forth from working on a goal to not working on one. This type of cycle makes it difficult to build upon your progress for the long-term.

SOLUTION: Release the need for immediate results.

I was training at the gym last week and I was doing my second-to-last set of clean and jerks. When I hit that rep, I felt a small twinge in my leg. It wasn't painful or an injury, just a sign of fatigue near the end of my workout. For a minute or two, I thought about doing my final set. Then, I reminded myself that I plan to do this for the rest of my life and decided to call it a day.

In a situation like the one above, a goal-based mentality will tell you to finish the workout and reach your goal. After all, if you set a goal and you don't reach it, then you feel like a failure.

But with a systems-based mentality, I had no trouble moving on. Systems-based thinking is never about hitting a particular number, it's about sticking to the process and not missing workouts.

Of course, I know that if I never miss a workout, then I will lift bigger weights in the long-run. And that's why systems are more valuable than goals. Goals are about the short-term result. Systems are about the long-term process. In the end, process always wins.

3. Goals suggest that you can control things that you have no control over.
You can’t predict the future. (I know, shocking.)

But every time we set a goal, we try to do it. We try to plan out where we will be and when we will make it there. We try to predict how quickly we can make progress, even though we have no idea what circumstances or situations will arise along the way.

SOLUTION: Build feedback loops.

Each Friday, I spend 15 minutes filling out a small spreadsheet with the most critical metrics for my business. For example, in one column I calculate the conversion rate (the percentage of website visitors who join my free email newsletter each week). I rarely think about this number, but checking that column each week provides a feedback loop that tells me if I'm doing things right. When that number drops, I know that I need to send high quality traffic to my site.

Feedback loops are important for building good systems because they allow you to keep track of many different pieces without feeling the pressure to predict what is going to happen with everything. Forget about predicting the future and build a system that can signal when you need to make adjustments.

Fall In Love With Systems
None of this is to say that goals are useless. However, I've found that goals are good for planning your progress and systems are good for actually making progress.

Goals can provide direction and even push you forward in the short-term, but eventually a well-designed system will always win. Having a system is what matters. Committing to the process is what makes the difference.


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FOOTNOTES
Thanks to Scott Adams for his Wall Street Journal article, which helped prompt this piece.
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Gladys Cabrera

Shared June 10, 2018

Thanks forma te advise. I've read it just in the moment that I was having doubts about my current way of approaching my next goal.

Fiki Firmawan

Shared 1 day ago

To actually make a progress

Shivansh Rai

Shared December 31, 2016

When you focus on the practice instead of the performance, you can enjoy the present moment and improve at the same time.

G. Ian Goodson

Shared January 10, 2017

This is a seriously good article.

Erin Sorhaug

Shared January 11, 2017

Systems not goals. An interesting take. And probably worth consideration.

Cesar Nolasco

Shared January 11, 2017

Definitely, a better approach instead of setting goals in most cases.

Creative Cruisers

Shared January 17, 2017

Goals can provide direction and even push you forward in the short-term, but eventually a well-designed system will always win. Having a system is what matters. Committing to the process is what makes the difference.

Danny Ludovina

Shared February 2, 2017

This article is important for those who want to make systematic improvements to their lives in the long-term.

(BTW, I still wholeheartedly recommend checking out Pocket)

Michael Caskin

Shared February 10, 2017

DNB BD Team -- after meeting today and the discussion on GTD and our focus around productivity, I found this article particularly meaningful to me. Check it our and let me know what you think? Michael

Michael Caskin

Shared February 10, 2017

Excellent article describing different way to manage your work and "get things done" - remained focused on the system/process and don't obsess on the end result....worth a try, right?

Q

Shared May 3, 2017

Good read in the morning ☺️

Desiree Thompson

Shared May 23, 2017

Life is a process (not completing goals)

Dave Chui

Shared July 10, 2017

learn to trust the system

Verma Abanilla

Shared August 2, 2017

"Goals can provide direction and even push you forward in the short-term, but eventually a well-designed system will always win. Having a system is what matters. Committing to the process is what makes the difference."

Audrey R

Shared December 21, 2017

goals are good for planning your progress and systems are good for actually making progress.

Shekoofeh Mosaddegh

Shared January 8, 2018

what's your idea about this?!

Jean di Giovanni

Shared March 18, 2018

Article super intéressant sur pourquoi il ne faut pas forcément focaliser sur vos objectifs pour les accomplir (je l’ai lu en ayant en tête le sport mais ça s’applique pour tout autre domaine)

Saeed Ahadiyan

Shared January 16, 2017

It was a really astonishing and wisely different perspective about the way to achieve a goal. I highly recommend it to all the people who want to be successful.

Rosie Arnold

Shared January 20, 2017

Instead of focusing on goals for where we want to be, which indirectly discredits where we actually are, focusing on systems means you can appreciate the process and focus on what you can tangibly change, with the byproduct of achievement.

Commit to a process, not a goal.

Dwight Coutts

Shared January 31, 2017

Fantastic article about NOT STRIVING FOR Goals but for the process, "the system" that will get you to your goal. Live now and not for the future goal.

Diane Bourget

Shared March 1, 2017

Great way to pace oneself, and still get a lot of work done in a more satisfying way.

Colleen Claes

Shared September 20, 2016

But with a systems-based mentality, I had no trouble moving on. Systems-based thinking is never about hitting a particular number, it’s about sticking to the process and not missing workouts.

Of course, I know that if I never miss a workout, then I will lift bigger weights in the long-run. And that’s why systems are more valuable than goals. Goals are about the short-term result. Systems are about the long-term process. In the end, process always wins.

Colleen Claes

Shared September 20, 2016

Feedback loops are important for building good systems because they allow you to keep track of many different pieces without feeling the pressure to predict what is going to happen with everything. Forget about predicting the future and build a system that can signal when you need to make adjustments.

Scott Prichard

Shared September 26, 2016

Applying engineering thought paradigms works better than goalsetting.

duy nguyen

Shared November 6, 2016

goals are good for planning your progress and systems are good for actually making progress.

Brian J. Fairman

Shared November 14, 2016

Great article. Focus on habits (process) rather than endpoints (goals).

Danielle Dunn

Shared February 7, 2017

Setting up systems that remove the the hyper-focus on goals.

When you focus on the practice instead of the performance, you can enjoy the present moment and improve at the same time.

Marc Bouvron

Shared February 15, 2017

Worth sharing

GHarry 007

Shared February 18, 2018

If you completely ignored your goals and focused only on your system, would you still get results?

Ahamdi Okpara

Shared February 22, 2018

Good read!

DEVIL

Shared February 23, 2018

Put your goals to test

Fiach McHugh

Shared April 6, 2018

Goals are about the short-term result. Systems are about the long-term process. In the end, process always wins.