Unmasking Complexity

Our life is the sum total of all the decisions we make every day, and those decisions are determined by our priorities.

Myles Munroe

In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Complexity is simply a tapestry of simpler components and space. The “tapestry” gives it structure and meaning, Whether that’s a t-shirt quilt, DNA sequence, or a complex cloud computing architecture.

For example, a (good/bad) habit is a consistent collection of actions over time. We can start (or end) any habit today, but it doesn’t become a full note until we build it up over time (on average 66 days). One day of piano lessons isn’t much to brag about, but what about 10 weeks of piano?

When you are overwhelmed, breaking something down into its smallest components and prioritizing them by importance is incredibly helpful. It’s a simple idea, but you’d be surprised how often we forget to do it.

A problem that feels too big is likely too big. We need to break it down into a smaller set of problems.

STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing — Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1348

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