The key to having focus is having clarity. Where there is clarity, there is no choice. Where there is clarity, there is simplicity. Where there is simplicity, there is power.
The other major reason we flock to complexity is a challenge of a very different nature. This requires a completely different solution. Society has rooted this in the ego. The ego’s primary lubricant is summed up in one word: more. More stuff, more activities, more things, more money, more, more, more. We have become a “more society.”
The perception of the ego is that more is better, big is better than small, and less is just plain worse. More, more, more. This perception and behavior create more complexity and difficulty than required. The ego loves complexity and is induced by fear. Our ego relies on fear to protect itself, and complexity is a great place to hide behind.
The process of reaching an ideal state of simplicity at times may seem to be truly complex for you. The easiest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction. When in doubt, just remove. Be sure you are congruent with what you choose to remove or reduce in your life. Warriors love to keep it simple.
For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward. 2 Corinthians 1:12
Remember the K-I-S-S principle: Keep It Splendidly Simple. It is a mantra that always pops into my head when I’m looking at doing something. How easy is it? How easy is it for me to learn or do? You get the picture.!
Keep it clear. Think before you act. Many complications arise because of hasty actions. So before you commit yourself to doing an act, think. Think twice for easier or simple alternatives that lead to the same desired result. Always choose the simplicity. You will have more peace with simplicity.
Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful. How do you get rid of all your stuff that means so much and evokes so much emotion? The simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction.