Prevailing wisdom claims that the best way to achieve what we want in life— winning more trades, getting into better shape, building a successful business, relaxing more, and worrying less — is to set specific, actionable goals.
However, goals are at odds with long-term progress. That isn't to say goals are useless, as goals are good for setting a direction, but to start to truly grow, you need to realize that your results have very little to do with the goals you set and nearly everything to do with the systems you follow.
Goals are good for planning your progress and systems are good for actually making progress.
Goals can provide direction and even push you forward in the short-term, but eventually, a well-designed system will always win. Having a system is what matters. Committing to the process is what makes the difference.