Don’t get stuck in your emotions. Have a system instead…

Alex Mathers


‘Creativity’ may sound like it’s the product of a floaty, loose and undisciplined approach.

We may imagine artists lying about all day, scribbling thoughts down when the passion strikes.

But we rarely hear of them because the true creative maniacs who see long-term results operate within a rigid system.

It’s how they came to be seen, recognised, and heard in the first place. Systems help you make real impact.

And the absence of a good system for you is why you spend too much time in your head, in your emotions, and in procrastination.

A system ensures action is taken consistently, regardless of your long-term goals.

A system points to the type of work you do, how it’s done, when it’s done, why it’s done, and for how long it’s done each day.

It might take some years to figure out what this is, and it will likely evolve, but a system ensures several benefits:

• You show up to create every day, no matter how you feel.

• The propensity to wander off and get distracted is limited.

• You benefit exponentially over time from accumulated and sustained output.