Let the score take care of itself.
When playing a game of some sort. Or when you're competing in some sort of sport.
Will focusing on the scoreboard help you defeat your opponent? Or, a better alternative will be to focus on what you can do, to change the score in your favor?
Of course, it's the latter.
Fixating on the goal won't help much. It's a much wiser idea to focus on the processes, on the systems, on what you can do, that can lead to a win.
Strangely - or not - we focus on the former.
The simplest example is with a condition unattainable to millions - a person's weight.
We want to get fit. But we don't permanently adopt the lifestyle of fit people.
Our focus on the goal makes us do diets and buy weight loss pills. Things good for reaching a goal. But inadequate if we want to become truly healthy people.
See, it's not about the goals. It's about the person you want to become.
A goal-oriented mentality might lead to a better weight. But this will be only temporary.
A system-oriented mentality, in contrast. Will make you a healthier person for life.
I explore this idea further in one of my latest posts:
Systems vs Goals: Why You Need Systems, Not Goals
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