Simpler Is Easier

Simpler Is Easier

“Simplicity is hard to build, easy to use, and hard to charge for. Complexity is easy to build, hard to use, and easy to charge for.” ~Chris Sacca

There are four words, I submit, which have not served humanity well: No pain, no gain.

I used to buy into that position, that things had to be hard to be worthwhile, that if something came easily it was questionable, that pain defined progress and demonstrated one’s worth.

These days, I’ve found true joy by turning my back on that notion: I’m into easy.

I’m into effortless creation. Think it, speak it, and watch it come into being.

But mostly, I’m consumed with simplicity these days; what’s important to me, necessary for a meaningful life. And what’s not.

And pain, at least emotionally, is not a part of that equation. It has become immaterial.

That’s not to say that pain isn’t a part of life, that it isn’t to be expected—of course it is.

Yet, I think we often manufacture painful situations as an unconscious way to prove ourselves, to indicate how hard we’re trying.

We complicate our lives by trying to conquer the complexities we create, causing ourselves unneeded stress.

Simplifying is where it’s at if you’re looking to lower your stress level.

It may require time and effort—the process itself demands making choices from clarity, not frustration—but it need not be painful.

“Simplicity is the most difficult thing to secure in this world; it is the last limit of experience and the last effort of genius.” ~George Sand

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Cynthia Barlow

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