Words like tenacity, discipline, grit, and motivation get thrown around a lot as the end-all for accomplishment and achievement.
Don’t believe the hype.
Those things are great but are like nitric oxide for your car they can give a boost for short periods of time but are not the main source of fuel.
When I started Kvell I had a lot of motivation, discipline, tenacity, and grit and burned the candle at both ends, but I am not sure it needed to be that way.
You see I needed these things to get Kvell off the ground and keep it growing, but that’s because I had no systems in place.
I would do sporadic things sporadically with great intensity with little to no rhyme or reason.
As Kvell matured I matured, more likely because I matured Kvell matured.
I started creating systems and processes for everything.
This not only reduced my stress level but it also reduced my need for things like motivation.
Don’t get me wrong, I still have buckets full of motivation and now they can serve their true purpose of adding NOZ to an already high performing vehicle.
Systems and processes are the surest way to make forward progress.
When was the last time you did a tune-up on your vehicle’s operating systems?
Brett “Systems Mechanic” Denton