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  • Writer's pictureDillan Taylor

Building systems

A system is anything that makes future action easy, or at best, effortless.

My alarm wakes me up between 6:30 and 7 in the morning. Nine times out of ten, I hit snooze until 7.

My system? When it first goes off, I hit snooze, lay on my side and face my phone so I can hit snooze again immediately each time it rings. When it inevitably goes off, I don’t have to adjust my entire body; I just move my finger a few inches and press the button.

The result? A much more comfortable wake-up process.

Other systems include: automating payments or donations, habits, responding to emails at the same time each day, setting clothes out the day before, scheduling out your day/week…

What could you do now to make future action easy or effortless?


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