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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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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.
James Clear
n you focus on the practice instead of the performance, you can enjoy the present moment and improve at the same t
  • 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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Take advantage of this state, by scheduling your most important work for this period. Focus on performing Deep Work, meaning you get to work free of distraction for a long period of time.

Kaizen — Japanese for continuous improvement

It means focusing on consistent improvements in your life, no matter how small the steps you take towards your goals. Becoming even 1% better everyday is a simple, practical way to achieve big goals.