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I don't understand why Scott Adams differentiates between Goals and Systems. They are two sides of the same coin. David Allen quotes a church in Sussex England, “A vision without a task is but a dream, a task without a vision is drudgery, a vision and a task is the hope of the world”. This is a great quote but it does leave out the system. The system is ...


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What I'm missing in your long-time strategy is "planning from the future": I want to achieve goal F on date Z In order to reach Z I need to achieve goal E on date Y (< Z) In order to reach Y I need to achieve goal D on date X (< Y) ........ I need to do A tomorrow. This gives you waypoints to check (so you can't get away with not measuring) and if ...


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It looks like you answered part of the question yourself actually. You said yourself, "In retrospect, the first goal had enough hype to generate the energy to achieve the stretch that it required. There wasn't enough energy remaining for the following goals." In doing so, you identified a weakness in your framework: it doesn't make room for motivation. Goal ...


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I don't think you know what your goals are - I don't say this with disrespect, but rather to help you. What are your goals. S.M.A.R.T. goals? Objective: physical wellness Goals: x minutes running, y calories taken These goals and systems are just part of the physical wellness. Physical wellness can't be achieved, it's not like you say "I ran x minutes, ...


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Goals and Systems are just constructs to help you identify what you want to aim for, and steps to take to get there. Your question on whether you should work on systems or goals is a very personal one. It sounds like you are having difficulty at breaking longer term goals down into bite size chunks. Financial Independence can be a very long term goal. ...



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