Most people give up long before they reach their goals. Whether it’s losing weight, building muscle, getting rich, or whatever their goal is.
The pattern goes like this:
- They set a goal
- They get too excited about their goal and they feel they need elaborate plans to achieve it.
- After the initial excitement wears out, it becomes harder and harder to follow the complicated routines. They get burned out. Procrastination starts to rear its ugly head.
- They give up long before they reach their goal.
The value of simplicity shines when you have lofty goals to pursue.
The Best Way Is The Simple Way
The best way to lose weight is to eat fewer calories than you burn.
The best way to make money is by solving a common problem.
The best way to overcome procrastination is by setting a time to start working and sticking to it.
Simplicity Gets Things Done
When you introduce simplicity, things start to get done.
People waste time with minutiae while simplicity works wonders.
It’s impossible to persist in a goal if it requires being committed to a complicated plan, day in day out.
It’s hard to stay on track when reaching your goals require elaborate daily rituals which eat up your patience and time.
Simplicity works because simple routines are easier to repeat.
You can have the most elaborate, most perfect bodybuilding routine in the world but it’s worthless without consistency. Nobody builds 12 pounds of muscle in one gym visit.
You can have the most elaborate, most perfect diet plan in the world but it’s worthless without consistency. Nobody loses 10 pounds of fat in one day.
You can have the best idea in the world to make money. It’s worthless without execution. Execution of an idea requires consistency. Nobody builds a business in one day.
You can have the best morning routine to overcome procrastination. Whatever your routine is, you have to get to work sooner or later. Nobody works only one day and claim that he overcame procrastination.
When you keep it simple, it’s not only easier to start working on your goals but also it’s easier to stick to your plan.
The world runs on repetition. When it’s simple, you can repeat it. That’s how you succeed.
Always keep it stupid, simple.