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Thought Stack: Design Principles, Mental Models, & Cognitive Biases

Jun 4, 2017

I’m ashamed to admit it, but I used to despise people who planned.

I felt they were missing out on life’s beauty by being so regimented in their routines.

I was mistaken.

It wasn’t until I read Work the System that I realized I had it backwards. By planning, you think through the way you want your life to go. After you plan, you have an opportunity to be truly spontaneous instead of having it thrust upon you.

The spontaneity of missing a flight on your honeymoon because you didn’t plan for traffic isn’t a fun experience. Neither is the spontaneity of missing the gym for the 3rd week in a row because you’re “too busy.”

Spontaneity is great, as long as you plan for it.

Find out the reasons your goals won't succeed without designing and implementing proper systems.

Learn how by reading the full article here.