Posted by: David D. Daggett | March 5, 2012

It’s Simple

It’s Simple

       Do you ever feel like you over complicate things that really shouldn’t be so difficult? Most things are more simple once they are fully understood. So, let’s go back to the basics and take a look at simplicity.

It's Simple!

       Unless we consciously work on simplifying, there is a natural tendency for increased complexity. Complexity is almost certain to develop unless we constantly make deliberate efforts to simplify. Complexity leads to ambiguity, and ambiguity takes our focus off our goals and priorities. When we lose our focus, our results suffer. This applies to all aspects of life.

        I always respect those people who seem to be able to find simplicity in the midst of complexity. We need to work to find simplicity beyond complexity at work, at home, and at play. Even religion is actually pretty simple at its core. Or, as stated by Winston Churchill, “Out of intense complexities intense simplicities emerge.”

       For some reason we tend to complicate life when in reality it is all more simple then we tend to make it. Even though rocket science and brain surgery are amongst the most complicated of subjects, even they are broken down into simple steps and concepts.

       We even make our athletic training programs too complicated. Training is really comprised of just a few elements – strength, intensity, duration, technique, and rest. Sometimes we need to just go back to the basics ….

        Identifying key goals and priorities are vital components in finding simplicity. What are the basic core components that are vital for positive results? In the midst of seemingly overwhelming complexity refer back to the key goals and priorities.

        A simple framework provides a clear roadmap that we can follow and always keep on track. This will train us to keep our focus and find the simplicity. Simplicity then becomes efficiency, which always tends to produce clear results.

        Lastly, simplicity takes work, hard work. We need to be constantly vigilant so we don’t get swamped by the complexities that sneak in and blur our focus. Accordingly, we need to constantly go back to the basics so we can understand the simplicities for success.

It’s just simple,



  1. […] that complicated.  What if we make a conscious pledge and conscious effort to continue doing the basics first.  These are the simple, fundamental principles or building blocks that always progressively […]

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