Complexity is the enemy of execution

If you want to do something new or challenge / stretch yourself MAKE IT SIMPLE!  

If there is anything that I have learned about following through and moving towards our dreams it is that the path there must be straightforward. In fact the path, the action steps etc must be as simple as possible.

The more complicated it seems to us, the less likely we are to act!

We have all noticed ourselves do this at times e.g.

  • If I go to the gym I’ll have to pack by bag, drive there, find a parking space, park my car, find a locker, get undressed, get dressed, warm up, then remember what I’m supposed to do, find my locker again, shower…. IT feels exhausting just to read this list!

VS

  • I’m going to work out and then meet a friend for a coffee and catch up.

Which one is more likely to happen?

It’s the same with washing dishes, putting out the rubbish or learning a new skill to advance our career. Make the path simple.

I spoke with someone recently for 90 minutes. They are someone I care about so I was more than willing to invest the time and energy. However, the conversation only needed to take 3 minutes tops. We spent most of the time cutting through the chaff to get to the SIMPLE truth – I want to learn a new skill to advance my advice: psychology. So each week I will spend 2 hours learning this. 30 minutes a day, for 4 days out of 7. I will watch videos online as part of an online course.

VERY simple. Very easy to do. Very possible to do this anywhere thanks to the web. Therefore very like to happen.

Think about something that you want to change or something that MUST change now. Make the change as SIMPLE as possible and tell someone about it so that you are accountable (someone who will not accept excuses is preferable :o) ) and then enjoy the wonderful feeling of progress!

Enjoy yourself becoming more.

Krishan