A system is...

A system is...
  • Something you do on a regular basis that increases your odds of success regardless of the immediate outcome.
  • A collection of goals, tools, habits, and methods is not the same as a purposeful system.
  • A working system allows you to reduce your tasks to a manageable set of inputs and outputs, and establish some predictability.  
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“When you focus on the practice instead of the performance, you can enjoy the present moment and improve at the same time.”
Systems vs. goals
  • 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.
  • Take yourself mentally from step one all the way to the final step.
  • At each step, ask yourself what tools, resources, information, or people you might need access to.
  • Put them in a designated space or build in the easiest possible method for getting what you need when you need it.
  • As part of the system, plan a regular time to restock the consumable resources that the system requires.

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