Good piece. I definitely find values in system thinking, and designing sustainability in your effort to transform, grow and become a better version of yourself.
For me, I strike a balance between my goals and the systems that sustain them. I have also been purposefully limited how far out I set my goals and always keep them flexible.
Similar to what you suggest, I have found that my goals inspire the systems I need and it is ultimately my day to day practices that lead to the most change. But, that change may never happen if it weren’t for the goals and the effort to try and accomplish them.
Really enjoyed this!