Friday, October 30, 2015

"Goals are for Losers. Passion is Bull$%&#"

HT upfront to Alpha Ideas (India) Mega Linkfest. I had not seen this in the 20+ months since Mr. Adams posted.

From Scott Adams blog:
Posted January 20th, 2014 @ 8:58pm in #General Nonsense 
Goals work great for simple situations. But the world is rarely simple these days. You don’t know what your career will look like in a year. You don’t know what the economy will be doing, or which new technologies will hit the scene. Your personal life is just as unpredictable. The future is a big ball of complexity if you look out far enough. And that means your odds of picking the one best goal for you are slim, and the odds of achieving it are even slimmer, because everything is a moving target. 
So instead of goals, try systems that improve your odds of success (however you define success) over time. Choose projects that improve your personal value no matter how the project itself does. Find systems for diet and fitness that replace willpower with simple knowledge. It’s easy to do. 
And while you’re at it, stop worrying about whether you have enough passion for success. Passion comes from success; success doesn’t come from passion. Passion is bull$#!$. You need energy, not passion. And you can increase your energy by using systems. 
See this quick slideshow on why goals are for losers, systems are for winners, and passion is bull#$!%. For a more complete explanation see my book, How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big....

and via SlideShare: