Most Successful Entrepreneurs Won’t Reveal This Time-Management Secret

Systems vs motivation, and the power of delegation.

Anangsha Alammyan
The Startup


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The life of an entrepreneur is a roller coaster ride.

You get to make your schedule and be your own boss. But the downside is — it can be easy to slack off and not get things done.

When your work hours aren’t strict, you might wait for motivation to strike to start working.

But motivation is elusive.

It’s hard to rely on it to achieve your goals. If you only work when you feel motivated, you can’t innovate and come up with new ideas.

So how do you stay on top of your game as an entrepreneur? By building reliable systems.

Motivation vs. Systems

“You don’t rise to the level of your goals, you fall back to the level of your systems.” — James Clear

A system is a step-by-step process you can follow repeatedly to achieve a goal. When you break down your complex goals into daily steps, it becomes easier to take action. And when it’s easier to act, you don’t need the motivation to start working.

Here are some examples of systems to achieve your goals:

1. System to build a