What Works 10x Better Than A Goal?
You walk into the gym and meet your new personal trainer for the first time.
He looks you straight in the eyes says...
“So, what’s your goal you sexy thing?”
(maybe not his exact words)
Wisdom says the best way to achieve what we want in life - ripped abs, building a successful business, spending more time with family - is to set a specific goal.
This is how I used to do it too.
I set goals for the weights I wanted to lift, the amount of money I made, the grades I wanted in school. I succeeded in some, but failed at a lot of them.
Eventually, I began to realise my results had very little to do with the goals I set and nearly everything to do with the systems I followed.
Set a goal, then forget it
What would happen if you completely ignored your goals and focused only on your system?
If you were a basketball coach and you ignored your goal of winning a championship, only focusing on what your team did at practice, managing your assistant coaches and recruiting talent, would you still get results?
I think you would.
The score takes care of itself.
Goals are good, not great
Goals give direction, but systems are best for making progress.
Goals only give change in the moment. We think we need to change our results, but the results aren’t the problem. What we need is to change the systems that cause those results.
Goals restrict your happiness. “Once I reach my goal, then I’ll be happy” are famous last words of someone chasing air. Don’t box yourself into this narrow version of happiness.
Still set your goal, you need to know where you’re going, but then determine the systems which will get you there.
Eg. Goal = Lose 10kg
Eat 4x healthy meals a day, maintaining a calorie deficit.
Train with weights 3x /week
Walk 10,000 steps a day
Sleep 8 hours a night
Forget the 10kg and focus on the day to day systems. The fat loss will take care of itself.
I guarantee if you follow this you WILL achieve your goal in time.
We always want results.
They will come.
For now… focus on what you can control.
Need help honing your focus?
The Power Shift System is designed to help you do exactly that. We sit down to determine your goal, break it down into the systems you'll need to laser in on and then we get to work.