Mental Mechanics: Simplicity

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.


This is one of my all-time favorites. I’m not sure if truer words were ever spoken.

I revisit it often, and it always reminds me of how complicated our lives are ONLY because we choose to make them so.

I believe simplicity is one of the most critical aspects of living a successful life. Think about it, when things are going well for you, most likely, the process is simple.

The most elite performers I have ever worked with have figured this out. To keep things simple is to focus on the building blocks that make us better. It is not allowing noise, narratives, or never-ending comparisons to make us feel as though things should be more complicated.

As humans, we have gotten extremely good at filling our lives with as much unnecessary “stuff” as possible, to the point of detriment. We have learned to excel at overcomplicating our journey and often keeping ourselves from effectively moving forward.

Today, take a realistic look at your situation. Are you making things more complex than they need to be? Are you simplifying where you can? If not, why not?

This is your life. Make it look however it should allow you to be at your best. Make things as simple as you possibly can.