systems and structures
make results sustainable
this gives you freedom
In any area of life, if you want to create consistent and sustainable results then you need a system.
Look around. Anyone you see consistently getting results in an area has a system behind their actions. You also have a system.
You might think, I hate systems and structure. I don’t want systems. This may even be true. But you still have systems. Somewhere.
It’s often thought that structure is confining. We try to overthrow systems and structures because we believe this will give us freedom.
But true freedom does not come from the ability to do whatever we want; it comes from the ability to put our minds at rest.
When you take a new approach every time you attempt to get a certain result, your mind is constantly thinking. It burns a lot of energy.
On the other hand, when you have a systemic your mind can be at rest, trusting that the system will work.
Airline pilots have checklists for the pre-flight and in-flight activities they must do. Even though they may have flown planes for years, they still follow the checklists. It helps ensure they do all the things while also freeing up mental bandwidth to focus on other things in their environment.
Surgeons have checklists they run through before an operation.
If you’re not getting consistent results in an area of your life, you likely need a system — or a better system.
A good place to start is to find where you are getting consistent results. See what your system is and which parts you can adapt and apply.