New BiggerPockets Article: How Not Setting Goals Allowed Us to Buy 157 Units in 2015 and 123 Units in 2016
OK, the title wasn't my choice (it's a little braggadoshist for me) but the theme of the article is captured by it. Namely, goals are overrated. The key is systems. I got this idea from Scott Adam's book How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big. As he notes,
“If you achieve your goal, you celebrate and feel terrific, but only until you realize you just lost the thing that gave you purpose and direction. Your options are to feel empty and useless, perhaps enjoying the spoils of success until they bore you, or set new goals and re-enter the cycle of permanent presuccess failure” (Adams, Pg. 32)
This way of thinking has been great for me and our company since we moved in that direction. And I expand on the concept a lot in the full article. Check it out.
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