The System Is Stronger Than Me (And Why I Started Using Roam)

Do you remember what you ate for dinner three Wednesdays ago?

I certainly don’t.

But imagine you kept a detail log of everything you eat. Well, you’d be able to pull up what you had for dinner with startling accuracy.

In this simple case, the system (your log) became stronger than the individual parts. And there’s something absolutely amazing about that.

Because when applied to the broader scale of life, we can massively benefit from it.

Here are two ways I’m personally using this principle in my own life.

Publishing On This Website

My website is probably already smarter than me.

It certainly has more information on it than I can recall at any given moment.

And I’ve only been posting information on it for the past five months.

Although that’s hard to believe… when you build something, when you continue to pour yourself into a project over a period of days, weeks, or months… it can easily overtake what you can accomplish in any given moment.

Using Roam

I tried using Roam in April. I didn’t like the way they used bullets. The format kinda pissed me off. Now, I’m writing this article on the platform.


Because during my retreat, I made the realization that if my website could recall information better than I could… it would make sense to be create an entire system to recall information.

Roam is my personal own Google. For more information, check out Nat Eliason’s article Roam: Why I Love It and How I Use It.


You find this principle everywhere. Whether it’s in a business invention or building the Pyramids.

The individual can’t possibly create what the system can.

So use it to your advantage.

Use yourself today, tomorrow, and the following day to create incredible change.

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