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How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big Summary

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The author, Scott Adams, probably has had more failures than anyone you’ve ever met. How did he get out of this cycle of negative experiences and become the creator of Dilbert, one of the most famous comics in the world?

In this book, he shares his story and explains how his past failure experiences helped him achieve success. Conventional wisdom says that we need goals and that if we reach them, then we will succeed. But that is not true.

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big Summary”

Many times we fail even after following all these procedures. So do we genuinely achieve success? Discover reading this book!

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big Summary

Forget Objectives And Goals, Use Systems

There are several problems in the reasoning that says you need to set goals for success.

First, when we set goals, we have very high expectations, and they can be difficult to achieve. That means working for that goal will probably be an unpleasant task, which will give you a sense of failure until that goal is achieved.

Think about your New Year’s resolutions. Did you stick to any of them? If like the majority, you have not kept your resolution, this is not a surprise. Most likely, you have defined unrealistic tasks.

Secondly, goals need to have an endpoint. What happens when you reach them? You can set another goal, but you will then feel inadequate again. Similarly, goals produce a cycle that is mostly negative and unsatisfactory because the goals are unrealistic.

So why not take a less specific, more comprehensive and continuous approach? That means using systems-based thinking.

The systems consist of a simple idea that can be applied in your daily life to improve your situation in the long run.

Let’s say you want to expand your small business.

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