BLOG – GIFT DAY 361 :: got goals?

27 Dec

Here we are almost at the end of 2013.

And now it’s time for the question: Do you have a New Year’s Resolution?

I just finished reading this article:  Forget Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead by James Clear.

Here’s the author’s summation: Goals can provide direction and even push you forward in the short-term, but eventually a well-designed system will always win. Having a system is what matters. Committing to the process is what makes the difference.

As I read this article I had to laugh out loud. I never set out to write a blog post for three year’s straight. That’s 1,095 blog posts (plus one more for leap year!).

My only goal was to write a blog post a day (for one year!). And that turned into two and now almost three years later and well… you know the rest of the story.

My point is this: I have a system.

I sit down every night and I write…. something. Even if what comes out is really not all that exciting or riveting. I write. Even in the middle of snow storms and power outages and cross-country moves, I write. Every night.

The system works. It’s about making a promise to myself and sharing it with the world. The results are not really the point… it’s the process that matters.

But the results pile up. And that’s the long term effect. Each post may not be all that spectacular but it’s the body of work, the whole enchilada that adds up to one big bite of something good.

I’m pretty amazed that I’ve written this blog this long… but then again, I truly and honestly believe you can do anything. We can do anything. With a system.

So…. what do you want to accomplish next year?
What will you create a process around?
What is your system to get to where you want to go?

I would love to hear about your goals for 2014.
And your systems too!

More tomorrow.
Lovemore {fearless}

{what is your system?}

2 Responses to “BLOG – GIFT DAY 361 :: got goals?”

  1. Diane Neal Emmons at 9:56 PM #

    Good on you, Jamie – a goal without a system is….um……well…..
    Happy 2014

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