Here is the simplest system for achieving success:
Step 1: Define what you want, what would you consider as success.
Step 2: Define a strategy and action plan – a list of steps to perform that lead to obtaining the desired outcome.
Step 3: Do the next step of the action plan.
Step 4: Check if the goal has been achieved.
Step 5: If not – go to Step 3. If yes – celebrate.
Of course, this “system” is too basic. We can go into details and define if-else forks and all the logic behind. This is just a small example, but no matter the scale, if you have your system in place – business system, workout system, pickup system, negotiating system, you name it – it will eventually lead to achieving the goal.
What do you need in order to build an efficient system?
Element 1: A set of rules.
Element 2: A set of processes, activities and procedures.
Element 3: Key metrics and a methodology to track and analyze them.
Element 4: Input / Triggers.
Element 5: Output / Results.
There is one more good thing about the systems. When you have them implemented, they are replicable and scalable.
To make the long story short – you need systems. In your business. In your life.
Systems always win!