Goals aren’t a great way to ensure you get things done, James Clear writes. Instead, Clear says you should focus on the systems, or the things that you need to do on a regular basis that lead to the goal being reached. For example: If you’re a coach, and your goal is to win a championship, the system that you should focus on is practicing every day. Clear explains that thinking about only goals tends to make people think “I’m not good enough yet, but I will be when I reach my goal” and impede their long-term progress. And while goals can provide direction, Clear argues that committing to the system is what makes a difference.