When people are trying to achieve a certain goal or outcome, they often look for a regimen to follow. After all, that’s how we’ve been trained to approach these things. And while a set of rules or instructions may help you create a specific result, it rarely leads to long-term change. For that, we believe you need more than a regimen. You need a system.
In this episode, we explore the distinction between a regimen (a set of rules) and a system (a process). Both can be useful. But in the long run, you’ll probably get more benefit out of learning a system than following a regimen.
If you have a regimen that you’re currently following, challenge yourself to go beyond just following (or breaking) the rules. Think about what’s working, and what’s not, and why. Because when you can learn from–and build on–both the successes and failures, you’re well on your way to turning a rigid regimen into a sustainable system.