To Be Simple is to Be Great
Updated: Oct 28, 2019
One of the hardest tasks you will be faced with in life is the ability to simplify and distill your life down to the most important behaviors to be successful and happy in life.
Even though this is a difficult task is it absolutely necessary!
I haven’t seen too many scenarios where making the situation more complicated helps anything.
This is so true when it comes to our health and wellness journeys as well.
As educators you are going to have to keep your systems as simple as possible in order to accomplish the most possible and maintain a semblance of sanity in your life.
The amount of mental and emotional energy needed to maintain a complicated and drama filled life is just not realistic as an educator.
On the broad scale I suggest we follow a few steps in order to create a higher sense of simplicity in our lives.
First, we need to take a step back from our system and make sure our values are defined and recorded.
These are the principles or beliefs that guide our lives and they should also guide any new system or habit we are creating. They can be used as a gateway or checkpoint when we make new decisions in our lives.
Next, I think we need to become extremely clear about what the result is we are desiring.
This extreme sense of clarity is essential in order to know the path to walk.
Wandering will never help you find what you are looking for!
Once we have gained clarity about our result we need to create the simplest path to get to that result.
The simplest path also needs to pass the values checkpoint to make sure we are not short circuiting our integrity.
The next step is to clear the pathway of tasks that do not help us on the way to our result.
As educators we are notorious for cluttering our lessons, classrooms, computers and ultimately our lives with useless distractions that does not serve us or our systems well!
Stay on top of your life and keep it simple!
I fully understand this is not the same as the easiest route. Often the path of least resistance doesn’t have the momentum to actually drive the result.
Simple decisions can often be very difficult, just not complicated.
If your life seems to be spinning out of control at school, at home, or anywhere else then you need to work with me!
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