Posts Tagged ‘planning’

Goals versus systems

January 21, 2017

I recently read a book by Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert and successful author. His premise about goals is that you are always chasing goals and never get the satisfaction of achievement because you are always chasing the next goal.

He prefers to put systems in place that when followed, give you the best chance of success and achievement. No chasing your tail, just following the best processes you can design and using your system.

I can see where he is coming from. So many times, accomplishing goals can feel unrewarding. Doing everything “right” and not reaching a goal can happen too.

I’ve tried to incorporate this idea in to my routine. I still believe that goal setting is a great way to organize my thinking, but I also try to get my systems and planning at such a high level that I don’t obsess over results. I’m still refining all this but so far this year it seems to be working.

My productivity is up about 10%. I feel more comfortable when I relax. Having a great structure seems to be working.

Would love to hear what you think. I haven’t written for awhile, so forgive me a few spelling errors and typos!  Thanks


Motivational quote for June 22nd 2016

June 22, 2016

Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning. Winston Churchill

Motivational quote for June 1st 2016

June 1, 2016

People with goals succeed because they know where they are going. Earl Nightingale

Motivational quote for May 31st 2016

May 31, 2016

In whatever position you find yourself determine first your objective. Ferdinand Foch

Motivational quote for May 11th 2016

May 11, 2016

The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail. Napoleon Hill

Motivational quote for December 30th 2015

December 30, 2015

Goal setting starts with pad of paper, a pen and you. Gary Blair

Motivational quote for December 26th 2015

December 26, 2015

A good plan today is better than a great plan tomorrow. George Patton

Motivational quote for December 12th 2015

December 12, 2015

Big goals get big results. No goals  get no results or somebody else’s results. Mark Victor Hansen

Motivational quote for November 14th 2015

November 14, 2015

Two sure ways to fail: think and never do or do and never think. Zig Ziglar

Motivational quote for September 5th 2015

September 5, 2015

Don’t borrow someone else’s plan. Develop your own philosophy and it will lead you to unique places. Jim Rohn