Set goals and achieve them. This is the recipe for success many motivational speakers, self-help books and high school counselors prescribe. According to author, photographer and weightlifter James Clear, they’ve got it all wrong. Goal setting actually sabotages your long-term progress, he says. Instead, he recommends focusing on the small things you do every day. Learn how your daily routine can put you on the path to success – even if you don’t define it in advance. getAbstract recommends this quick, organized read for goal-oriented people everywhere.
In this summary, you will learn
- How focusing on “systems,” rather than goals, can motivate you to work toward success;
- Why goal setting can stagnate your self-development and impede your happiness; and
- How to use “feedback loops” to make positive life changes.
About the Author
James Clear is an author, photographer and weightlifter who publishes a newsletter on habits that make people successful.