Good advice from Dilbert’s Scott Adams.
A goal is a morale killer. Every day you don’t obtain it, you feel like a failure. A goal is ‘I want a million dollars’. A system is learning and working everyday towards earning it. A system moves you in the direction of the goal realistically.
Again and again I read this about prolific novelists. They say every day they write a 1000 words or something. They don’t say they’re going to publish 3 novels a year. These seems like a subtly different, but better way to think. What do you think?