Small Wins and Enthusiasm Define Your System.
We all know the good feeling of a win, no matter how small it is. But there’s something to be said about the satisfaction of a win that takes time to achieve.
The experience of the journey can take on a life of its own long before the outcome is resolved.
Which win is better?
That’s tricky and I feel like they’re tied together.
The little adrenaline rush of a small win will push back feelings of defeat as they creep up on you. However, they’re fleeting and easy to forget because they’re basically a step in your process.
When you sit back to reflect on your accomplishments it’s usually the big wins that stand out. The results and satisfaction sitting at the end of your process. Those are the ones you dream about and hang your hat on.
And there lies the rub.
You want to enjoy the big wins but it’s tough to stay enthusiastic for the long run without some positive feedback in the short run.
Can I combine the wins?
The beauty of a good system is its ability to provide a steady stream of small wins while delivering the big wins. It uses patterns to build good habits and consistent results.
A good system will lift your spirits and push you forward during the down times, which are sure to happen.
Which system is the best?
You have a unique set of skills and knowledge which means you likely need a system that hasn’t been created yet. But don’t try to re-invent the wheel, the basics are good for everybody. Take a look at existing systems then borrow the pieces that work for you and morph them to suit your situation.
You need to take an honest look at both your strengths and weaknesses. Figuring out a way for them to support each other is where the magic lies. It might take some trial and error but you’ll know it when you see it.
What kind of system helps you the most? What’s your best tip for building a system? Leave a comment below.
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