An obsession with complexity frenzies the mind. It moves it toward a default mode of high anxiety and pressured thoughts.
So what’s the answer?
The answer stems from how you approach your life tasks in the first place. It stems from a shift in mindset.
To still your mind, return to a focus on simplicity.
Rather than approaching a task by trying to consider all of the moving pieces all at once, focus on each component, one by one. Absorb each component and think about what it is at its essence. Only move on to the next component when you are sure you understand the first one. Build up your skill by slowly incorporating one component into the next.
If you think about it, that’s how your brain works best.
Expertise isn’t conquering all the moving pieces all at once. That leaves the body flailing and desperate for answers. No, expertise comes from integrating one component after the next in a methodical manner.
So, take it one by one today, whatever it is you’re doing. Pick one task you’re familiar with–and try to see it in a new way.
Do you understand the components that make up the task?
Are there ways that you could practice each component, eventually making the whole move together in a more efficient way?
I think you could. I know you could.
Remember: one a time. Build up to mastery.
You’ve done it before in certain areas in your life–and with the correct process, you can do it over and over again.
Don’t doubt yourself,