Scott Adams (the Dilbert creator) talked about goals vs. systems back in 2013 in a blog post ( when he came out with a book entitled How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life. Essentially, you want to create systems where you do the things you need to do on a regular basis but don’t do so much that it seems like a chore, otherwise you won’t do it.

I wanted to say that he also talked about intentions but I can’t seem to find anything that would support that thought. Perhaps it was somebody else?

Ah, I probably got it from Steve Pavlina. I’ll blame him at any rate. 🙂

In the post linked here, Steve talks about how a decision precedes anything you do, to include goals. In other words, you have to decide to do something before you can do it.

So what are my decisions?

  • I have decided to find one very good source of income.
  • That one source of income will help me decide on where I put my professional focus.

That’s really about it.

With my kids about to enter college and a lot of other financial needs on the horizon, I’ve been trying to do far too many things that take far too long to do. Once I get the above two items in place, I’ll get a lot of time back and life will be simpler.