We will always tend to make things more complicated than they ought to be. We harbor tangential and inconsequential thoughts from the past, as well as imagined apprehensions for what may come to us in the future. The simpler the thoughts and actions, the more precise the initial decisions will be made.

Clear away the superficial thoughts. Aim to explore the complex, but do not be absorbed by them. More quickly arrive at and start from the most feasible and rational thoughts and actions to proceed with. Know the heart of the problem and determine the key elements to discern that will move you towards your desired outcome.

Learn, apply and learn again in the simplest of forms. To make no decision because of the complexities involved, is a poor decision in and of itself. We may feel that we know too little or too much, but in the end we will discover the right actions by keeping it as simple as we can. We continue learning to a level of mastery when we have defined the decision in the simplest of forms.

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupery —

MITM #1161

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