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Forget about goals, focus on systems

Forget about goals, focus on systems

Goals are good for setting a direction, but systems are best for making progress.

  1. Goals restrict your happiness. They create a "either-or" conflict: either you achieve your goal and are successful or you fail and you are a dissappointment.
  2. The purpose of setting goals is to win the game. The purpose of building systems is to continue playing the game.

Implement a system of continuous small improvements.

True long-term thinking is goal-less thinking

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"The purpose of setting goals is to win the game, while the purpose of building systems is to continue playing the game. True long-term thinking is goal-less thinking and it's a cycle of endless refinement and continuous improvement."

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 True long-term thinking is goal-less thinking

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