How did we create the belief that the more complicated something is the more value it has?
Think about how we learn - in school and in our homes… do you remember learning French in High School, how about Algebra and World History? What did the process feel like - and how effective was it? How much did you retain?
Now think about how you learned to speak your Native Tongue or any other language that you learned 'on the street'... Did you ever work in a job where you needed math to survive? Waiter? Cashier? What happened in those situations to your ability to absorb and retain these skills?
There is a direct path to learning and problem solving. It is actually very elegant and simple - although not necessarily easy…
Check out these two really beautiful quotes from two of our geniuses:
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." ~ Leonardo da Vinci
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." ~ Albert Einstein
DANCE WITH IT! EXPERIENTIAL APPS
An opportunity to experiment with some fun
Back stories are fun, but foreground is often the most direct path to problem solving.
Next time you are faced with a problem, pay attention to what first comes into your mind - those things that we often dismiss as 'too simple'.
Ask yourself why you might reject that solution.
Does it seem too easy?
Not sophisticated enough?
Where and when did you learn that the most direct path - the simple solution - was not good enough?
Now, as an experiment take one day and allow yourself to choose the simplest ways to deal with the issues that come up.
These might involve paperwork, housekeeping, interactions with others...
What happens as you do this? What do you notice about the results and how you feel. What happens to your breathing?
If you are really into this experiment you might expect to feel lighter and breathe easier…
FOR ANOTHER CHANCE TO LAUGH WITH US AND LEARN…