“You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.”
That’s my favourite quote from James Clear’s Atomic Habits.
Those two sentences say so much.
That willpower and discipline are good skills to develop, but they shouldn’t be relied upon.
That motivation is fleeting.
That our environment dictates much of what we do. More than we’d like to admit.
That the systems we set up will be what leads us to success.
You don’t rise to the level of your goals.
You fall to the level of your systems.