Simple Solutions

This week I’ve been working on a project that is more complex than I wanted it to be. I tried to come up with all kinds of solutions that all ended up being more complex.

So what did I do?

I took out a pen and a small journal and wrote down all the next steps that I needed to do to make this huge complex project easier. This is an incredibly simple solution to complexity.

I learned through GTD that my brain is not a reliable place to keep important informant for projects. When I start to feel overwhelmed by the complexity in front of me I were down why I’m so overwhelmed. I wrote down next steps. In doing this it helps me to think of other areas where I’m feeling complexity start to overwhelm me.

It’s so simple but we tend to think that because we are “smart” we don’t need simple solutions. If you are truly smart you will look for the most simple solution possible.

Don’t be too clever for your own food. Seek simplicity.

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One thought on “Simple Solutions

  1. Great advice. I would add that keeping any information just in my head will subject it to loss. I must just committ to writing it down, and usually right away. Certainly changes as we age, huh?

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