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If You Want To Achieve Your Goals 10x Faster, You Need to Stop Following Routines

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If You Want To Achieve Your Goals 10x Faster, You Need to Stop Following Routines
You've been looking at success the wrong way After years of studying motivation, goal-setting, and building momentum, I've discovered that if you want to achieve your goals 10x faster, you need to stop following routines. I know what you're thinking. Let me explain. Routines don't work for most people.

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Stop following routines

Routines don’t work for most people. People with young kids, pets, people who travel a lot or work remotely, find it extremely difficult to follow the same routine every day. If you keep trying, you will only end up frustrated.

Instead of focusing on setting goals, create better systems that allow you to make a little progress every day, regardless of your schedule.

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Focus on the process

It is better to focus on the process rather than the outcome. When you focus on the outcome, you slow your growth.

Commit to consistent practice. Focus on the process of getting better every single day. 

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Small progress

Most people lack success because they cannot follow a routine to achieve an important goal.

Instead of fighting a losing battle, learn to move around these tasks to start making progress when you can. 

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Goal-Setting

Any goal or project will usually have these basic qualities:

  • A general ambition or motivation. (e.g. learn French)
  • A specific target. (e.g.  speak fluently)

Goals To Start In The Middle

When a goal has high uncertainty as to what level is achievable to reach within a particular time-frame, it is better to set specific targets in the middle of the process.

Plan your goals with the variables you do have: overall direction, time-frame, level of effort and strategies.

Reasons To Postpone Goal-Setting

  • Uncertain goals should be set in the middle. This will enable you to set the correct challenge level to maximize effort.
  • Some research shows that for very complex tasks, goal-setting can hinder effectiveness. This is because complex tasks are cognitively demanding in the beginning and can be frustrating because you can't perform adequately. To add on more tasks can impair your performance.