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Sticking With A System

We have often invested time, energy and attention towards a certain system, and are too proud to pivot to another one.

But we can revisit our decision if the path is completely flawed or is useless.

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MORE IDEAS FROM The Checkout Dilemma: How to Know When to Quit (and When to Stick)

One needs to experiment with a variety of systems and routines to finally choose and practice what is right for us and our circumstances.

The common dilemma is when to change and decide to leave a system or stick with it, as we often encounter a variety of obstacles while moving towards a system.

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If we have sunken cost in an ongoing system, like a career, it doesn’t mean we should stick with it forever, especially if it is no longer relevant or useful.

One can first choose a system with complete research, and if after a while the system is not looking good, switch from it to something better, just once.

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Systems And Goals

When we are working towards a goal, it is crucial to building a system that will eventually make you reach it. Systems are self-driven daily behaviours that guide and remind you towards what’s really important, and how not to get lost in life.

There isn’t anyone system that is built for an individual, and no two goals are alike. Our upbringing and preferences are different and unique. For example, if common knowledge says one should work in the morning, it may or may not apply to us.

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One can keep changing lanes, switching to something new and different, and pivot as we constantly reevaluate our decision.

The problem with constant switching is wastage of time, effort and energy. One can never get anywhere when one is constantly switching systems and pathways. Motion is not progress.

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Self-discipline vs self-control

A common misconception is to think of self-discipline as self-control.

  • Self-discipline is about taking action regardless of how you feel. It is to act according to your thoughts, not your feelings. You don't need to feel motivated when you know what must be done.
  • Self-control is resisting the desire of what you want to do. "I won't order dessert because I'm on a diet."

If we want to increase our success and happiness in life and work, we need self-discipline.

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Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®

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The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is a personality analysis tool that aims to sort people into one of 16 different personality types.

In 1921, Carl Gustav Jung was the first psychoanalyst who wrote about psychological type.

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The Importance of Motivational Quotes
  • Encourages Inspiration
  • Urges You to Take Action
  • Creates Optimism
  • Gain Personal Insight & Knowledge
  • Offers Hope
  • Brings Light and Happiness
  • To Educate Us
  • A Mood Booster
  • Inspires Positive Thinking

Quotes are little snippets of wisdom. Situations or circumstances of those that came before us. Things they’ve obviously learned something from.

We can take the quotes that resonate with us, and use that knowledge to not just learn and grow from, but to thrive.

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