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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.

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.

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."

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?

Mattias Östmar

Shared January 10, 2017

T'is true. Therefore try it.

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.

Benjamin Marshan

Shared January 13, 2017

Must work on a system!

Gav MOK

Shared January 20, 2017

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

Artem Parshentsev

Shared October 15, 2016

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

Bekir Burak Kılboz

Shared November 7, 2016

Sonuca değil sürece

Saeid Zebardast

Shared December 19, 2015

Fall In Love With Systems

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.

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.

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.

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.

Scott Morris

Shared January 13, 2017

goals are BS

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.

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.

Thorsten Claus

Shared January 6, 2017

Commit to a process, not a goal.

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.

Harriet

Shared March 17, 2016

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

Ryan Peralta

Shared March 19, 2016

Stealing from a friend's feed...

Andre Immanuel Quintos

Shared March 20, 2016

Marginal Gains

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.”

Jimmy Nyakora

Shared September 28, 2016

#systems #goals #success #growth

Kai F.

Shared January 29, 2017

好文,总结的很棒

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.

Aaron Manley

Shared August 12, 2016

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

Roma Belle

Shared January 2, 2017

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

difference

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.

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."

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.

Ryan Wells

Shared March 12, 2016

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

Ravi Sandhu

Shared December 19, 2016

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

Bernard Stepan-Rivard

Shared December 23, 2016

Yes!

adnan akram

Shared December 28, 2016

nice article

Abhilash Mohapatra

Shared December 30, 2016

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

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

paul Rowland

Shared 6 days ago

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

Rodrigo Santos

Shared January 16, 2017

Importante!

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.

Saurin Yagnik

Shared September 21, 2016

Interesting read!

Sean Cheah

Shared October 5, 2016

System > goals

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 💯

Margo Cesario

Shared March 20, 2016

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

M Moog

Shared June 22, 2016

Important.

Karressa McIntyre

Shared July 16, 2016

It's all about the process folks

Raymond Gutierrez

Shared September 7, 2016

Having a system is important.

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!

adeolu dahunsi

Shared December 27, 2016

Insightful

Emma Tunnell

Shared December 31, 2016

Good article to read before setting those New Year goals

Karl Jamoralin

Shared January 1, 2017

Systems vs. Goals

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.

Гусев Владимир

Shared January 12, 2017

Система vs цели - хорошая идея

Piyush Bajaj

Shared January 15, 2017

Let's calibrate some systems today!

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!

Jessica :)

Shared January 17, 2017

💡

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

Thassio Victor

Shared February 8, 2017

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

but eventually a well-designed system will always win

Ayush Sharma

Shared February 15, 2017

on point.

Arjun ramesh

Shared February 16, 2017

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

Aiswarya Biradavolu

Shared 1 day ago

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

Lashari Junaid

Shared 1 day ago

Learned Alot!!!

Daniel Bouchard

Shared January 10, 2017

Makes some sense. I really hate setting goals.

Nicole Batac

Shared January 10, 2017

Learn to move away from goals to systems.

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.

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

Key T

Shared September 17, 2016

And this one too!

Lian Santos

Shared September 28, 2016

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

Alb Zab

Shared October 2, 2016

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

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.

David Mohamed

Shared October 5, 2016

C'est bêtement connu mais comme on dit le chemin est plus important que la destination

Shazni Ibrahim

Shared October 6, 2016

System-based vs Goal-based mentality

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.

Ken Maclahanan

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.

Meena Iyer

Shared January 29, 2017

Interesting perspective.

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.

Surendhar Reddy

Shared September 23, 2016

Goals and system.

6amclub

Shared December 17, 2016

Why setting goals is wrong

Louisa Taylor

Shared December 18, 2016

truly Insightfull,thank you !





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.

Anna Lee

Shared December 26, 2016

Fall in love with systems, not goals. 😉

In

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

Fabio Dossi

Shared January 9, 2017

Great article.

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.

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.

Deniz Duygu

Shared January 22, 2017

Set systems, not just goals #habits

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

🤓

Heather Rose

Shared February 9, 2017

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

Forget

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

Maryam Mohamed

Shared February 16, 2017

too close to the idea of developing habits. I hav

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?

Matthew Stanford

Shared 6 days ago

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

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.

Arun Kannan

Shared September 19, 2016

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

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.

Andrew Gerasimenko

Shared September 28, 2016

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

RonakVP

Shared October 20, 2016

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

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