I recently came across this article - Habits vs. Goals: A Look at the Benefits of a Systematic Approach to Life - a very interesting read indeed.
It starts off by talking about making a tangible goal as the first step to chasing an intangible concept! Then it talks about the problems with goals and benefits of habits and the need for a systematic approach.
I do agree with the view that habits power our lives - the extent of influence habits have on us is very high. And so do we - in terms of the extent to which we can influence our habits!
Yes, habit is more dependable.
But why switch our focus from achieving goals to long term habits ? Why not have the goals trigger the habits ? I am not quite OK with the article's recommendation to focus on habits alone. I encourage you to read it. It really does make you think about both - a good point for reflection..
I would say no one can wish away the power of goals augmented by habits to support fulfilling those goals. Why chose one over the other - let us go for both.. What do you say ?