How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big : Kind of the Story of My Life
“A goal is a specific objective that you either achieve or don't sometime in the future. A system is something you do on a regular basis that increases your odds of happiness in the long run. If you do something every day, its a system. [..] Goal-oriented people exist in a state of continuous presuccess failure at best, and permanent failure at worst if things never work out. Systems people succeed every time they apply their systems, in the sense that they did what they intended to do. The goals people are fighting the feeling of discouragement at each turn. The systems people are feeling good everytime they apply their system. That's a big difference in terms of maintaining your personal energy in the right direction.”Scott Adams
“One of the most important tricks for maximizing your productivity involves matching your mental state to the task.”Scott Adams
“The Success Formula: Every Skill You Acquire Doubles Your Odds of Success”Scott Adams
Motivations to Read
I've come across Dilbert comics before and was curious about learning about the man behind them. I have seen this book quoted in a number of productivity and business people I follow. I was hooked by his systems over goals thinking as that's a mindset shift I have been working on.
3 Reasons to Read
- Move from simply focusing on goals, to having a system mindset for consistent progress.
- Great stories of success and failure from Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert.
- Learn to be more open to failure, and realizing you can learn from it.
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