Goals are good for planning your progress and systems are good for actually making progress.
This article explores the difference between goals and systems.
James Clear discusses the difference between focussing on your ultimate goals, versus the systems and endeavours that will take you there.
Goals can be counter intuitive to progress as they can be intimidating and cause you to “future pace” and potentially worry or disconnect from what you are doing.
Focussing on a process, on the here and now, will ultimately lead you to achieving your goals as it’s easier to focus on the smaller everyday things. (It’s how really progress is made)
Full article here.