Systems free us from goals

May 19, 2024

“It’s simply no fun to predicate your happiness on whether you reach your goals. Failing to reach your goals will lead to disappointment and dwindling motivation levels. Even reaching your goals can lead to a dead end and a flawed mentality. Many “winners”—in sports or other competitive arenas, such as business—develop a distorted sense of self-worth, leaving them vulnerable to up-and-coming opponents or negligent about behaving themselves in ordinary society because of our twisted hero-worship of winners and the wealthy.”

— The Primal Blueprint, Mark Sisson

Systems and habits when built around quality of life free us from the dread of reaching goals.

If we trust our systems then we don’t need to set goals. They will just happen.