Systems are more important than goals

I think I can boil down the goal of this blog to this quote:

We don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.

It’s attributed to a Greek philosopher named Archilochus. But it’s been interpreted in different ways. Recently, I heard it stated:

You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.

I’ve come to believe that developing a system that allows me to inch forward is more important than setting a lofty goal of where I see myself in 5 years. Staring at the scoreboard isn’t going to change it.

This site is focuses on what I’ve learned about developing and maintaining systems that can help us be healthier and happier.

Published by Tilak Dutta

I'm on a journey to understand ways I can be happier and healthier. I try to share what I've learned.

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