I have a tendency to overcomplicate things.
Instead of setting solid time to do work, I try to find the perfect productivity app.
Instead of trusting my intuition on big decisions, I go online and look at 15 articles.
Instead of running for 20 mins daily, I try to think of complicated ways to break down my exercise.
The more complicated something is, the more overwhelmed I get and the less I do.
The simple solutions are the easiest to implement.
And for the big things in life: relationships, health, and work, the simple things are the foundation.
For me, the simple things are:
- Sleep and wake up early
- Stick to Slow Carb Diet
- Save at least 2 Hours for Deep Work
Doing those things will compound to have significant results.
Simplification gives me a clear and simple directive.
It also forces me to act.
Simplification is the end of deliberation and the beginning of action.
Any need to complicate is fear of action.
I tell myself that a more complicated answer will require less effort. That’s a lie.
Deep down I understand the I know enough to succeed.
But action is required.
So next time you find yourself looking for the next app or system,
ask yourself: Have I slept 8 hours?