Systems virtually guarantee that some progress will be made, whereas goals tend to misdirect focus. Consistent engagement with the system transforms the goal into something more practical.
Lessons on Uncertainty from Power Politics that will Improve Your Life
Uncertainty becomes ‘certain’ with the formation of narratives. If the narrative is confirmed, we assume we were smart, even if it was just dumb luck. If the narrative is shown to be wrong, we craft a new narrative to again convert the uncertainty into certainty.
Defeat the Attention Economy with Your very own Focus Chamber
Even with the right systems in place, distractions will still strike. When this happens, our brains go into filtration mode. Unfortunately, our brains are not good at reliably up to this sort of task. Since this process happens unconsciously, with a little awareness, we can and should take more control.
How to Spark Motivation When it Wanes
The system you create for yourself should be based on your own interests, strengths, and should have the capacity to generate enough traction to build momentum. Perfection is never the answer. Action-steps, and the patience of a balanced approach is always a better bet.
Failure Immunity: The Vaccine for your Mind
If you can convince yourself that success is a process, rather than a static outcome, the concept of failure looks dramatically different.
Goals or Systems: Which is for Losers and which is for Winners?
How could anyone say that goals are for losers? To answer this, we must more closely examine the distinction between goals and systems.
Ready, Aim, Fire: Developing Self-Mastery Through Exploration
Practicing the habit consistent planning gathers feedback that helps us 'aim' toward our future. Oftentimes, the action needs to take place before the real planning can commence.
A Millennial’s Quest to ‘Come of Age’
Sometimes self-reflection is more accurately described as selfish reflection. This is especially true for emerging adults. Shifting this focus toward giving to others even in difficult circumstances provides the most growth opportunity.
What are the Barriers to Career Satisfaction?
Sadly, Americans are often conditioned to view success as a plateau that one reaches, rather than a constant and worthwhile progression toward an incrementally better version of ‘you.’ This plateau is often associated with a job title and thought of as a status symbol.
Salary Negotiation and Baseball: It’s Playoff Time
The salary question is wielded by employers because if the salary expectations of the candidate are ‘out of left field,’ or unreasonable - they would rather know this early. Many companies also often care greatly about ‘winning’ the negotiation.