Goals are great. Except they give you no path to get there. And goals can interfere with your happiness. If you can’t get there, you feel frustrated. Once you do get there, you can feel let down, not sure what to do next.
But you need goals, right?
Well, they are a starting point.
But what if you put “systems” in place to move you toward your goal?
Some people believe they need habits that move them forward. But habits are formed through systems you create to move you forward toward some goal.
Want to write a book? Don’t focus on the book every day. Focus on writing every day. Set aside 15 minutes, maybe an hour, and write. Or decide to write 500 words per day. That is your system. Follow it, and soon you have a book. But then there is a system that moves you forward, past the goal.
Listen to this week’s podcast for more info on “systeming” your life.
Tools of Thriving Series
Only Control What You Can
The Responsibility Formula
The Perspective Shift
Your Built-In Importance Indicator
The Importance Matrix
The Appreciation Approach
A Thriving Breath