This month I’m challenging you to do one thing every day. It doesn’t seem like much if you look at it on a daily basis, but a continued focus on doing one thing will lead to amazing results.
The best ideas have immediate clarity and can be described in one sentence – Kristin Van Ogtrop, Editor-in-Chief Real Simple Magazine
The easiest way is smart. Ever been stuck in a hot mess? I have. I love it. I like developing a systematic plan to make improvements. What do I do in every situation? I look for the easiest way to get it done. Does that sound lazy? It isn’t. Think about it – if the end result is exactly the same and you could do 100 steps or 10 steps, what will you pick? I’m picking the most efficient path. And that isn’t lazy – it’s smart.
Sometimes a few extra steps now are a good idea. You’ll find sometimes that you have to do a few extra steps in the beginning to make things easier in the end. That’s fine, too. I know people who do the same thing every year from memory and wonder why they miss critical pieces. Not me, I took the extra time to write down the task and save it in a computer file. Now, when I have to re-do the task, I just look at my notes from last year and it’s easy breezy. This just makes sense.
Get others involved. If it’s difficult for you to streamline, think about getting an honest friend involved. If you describe or write down your process, they can come in and edit for you or give you suggestions. The reinforcement and feedback may be just what you need to make the right changes.
When you begin to change your thought process to think “Simple is Significant” you’ll start to make your life easier, more efficient and less stressful. You deserve it.
[…] 3. Simple is significant. Easy doesn’t mean lazy. Easy can mean smart, efficient and thoughtful. If things aren’t making sense, look for the simplest path. […]