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Goals Are For Losers

” Understand that goals are for losers and systems are for winners.  People who seem to have good luck are often the people who have a system that allows luck to find them.  Failure is your friend. Invite it in.  Learn from it. And don’t let it leave until you pick its pockets.  That’s a system.”

Scot Adams – Creator of Dilbert – One of the most popular comic strips in past 25 years.


  1. Arielle Joy says:

    Great quote! Though I would say that goals are for winners if they create a system that will help them accomplish that goal. Goals without a plan and system are simply wishes and dreams.

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  2. Well put Arielle! Thanks for stopping by and for commenting.


  3. milliethom says:

    I agree that failure can be a friend and a great motivator. It follows the lines of the old saying, ‘If at first you don’t succeed, then try and try again.’ The idea of having a system instead of merely a goal certainly makes sense, too. It’s a great quote, altogether.

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