Systems vs Goals

How do you do cockatoo?

I started this year with one goal. Overall wellness. I read articles, watched videos, and listened to podcasts on how to achieve this. After doing all of that, one habit stood out the most. It is creating a system that works for me instead of comparing what I do or how I am to other people. I’ve slowly learned to understand, embrace, and put this into practice the past few months.

As the saying goes, “Focus on the journey, not the destination.” Goals tend to be focused on the destination, while the system is the journey. A good example would be a messy desk. You’d set cleaning and organizing it as your goal. The result is that you’d have a workable desk until you mess it up again. This is a repeated cycle because your habits haven’t changed. You still don’t immediately put things back where they belong or you still leave the clutter behind. The outcome will always be the same because the system hasn’t changed.

How to Build A System
Identify what is essential

I am the type of person who thrives off of routines. I have been creating a bunch of them throughout my life. Why exactly? I honestly don’t remember. Is it so I can say I have a routine to follow? Is it so my life seems organized? Along with my goal for this year, I have shifted the focus of my routines to wellness. I took out all the unnecessary steps and retained the essential ones. The ones that will aid my physical, emotional, and mental wellness. This is so I can operate at my highest contribution by doing only what is essential.

Invest in yourself

We are our best assets. Choose for yourself and choose you. One thing that I have been saying a lot lately is to strive to make yourself 1% better each day and your future self will thank you for it. The choices you make today, the habits you choose to build today will reflect itself in the future. This is regardless of good or bad habits and choices.


Thank you for reading. Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below.

Sending you a *virtual hug*.

x. COco

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