Systems not goals

"Forget about setting goals. Focus on your system instead." Says James Clear in Atomic Habits. "Goals are about the results you want to achieve. Systems are about the processes that lead to those results."

Changing your mindset to think this way can be hard, but it ultimately pays off.

This is why I prioritize periodicity—showing up with a constant cadence—over achieving specific goals. A weekly stream, weekly mini-essay, daily sketch, and monthly podcast episode.

Let's use the beginning of 2024 to iterate over our systems.

January 9, 2024
Nono Martínez Alonso

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