A helpful operating assumption – the first 10 versions of the system we design will not work.
Our exercise plan will require many tweaks before it becomes part of how we operate.
Our travel/packing checklist will take multiple iterations before it becomes comprehensive.
Eating better will be much harder on Jan 25th vs. Jan 3. That’s because our well intentioned plans will have over-estimated how much time we’ll have to prepare meals.
That recurring meeting we really need to be highly effective won’t be. Not at first.
The good news is that very few things in this life need to go perfect on first try. Mistakes are normal. Iterations are part of the game.
We need to iterate on our systems just as we iterate on life.
Make the most of today. Then, reflect, learn, and do better tomorrow.