I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but suddenly everyone seems to be talking about the difference between goals and systems. I’m not going to define these terms, but I’m influenced more by Scott Adams way of throwing goals away and adopting a systems approach towards life. You can read his books about it but there’s a short extract found here. It’s not that goals are not important to me, it’s just that I know how I react to not meeting them. You either achieve your goals and you feel happy and satisfied but suddenly you’re at a lost of what to do now (I’m guilty) or you didn’t achieve your goals and you feel unhappy so you either abandoned your goals or change it (guilty too).

I’ve a few examples of where setting goals didn’t work for me:

1. When I was actively trading in the past, I wanted to …