It takes a lot more work to make less:
- A great new project idea: What’s the simpler version? 80% of what we think is “necessary” may actually be entirely surplus. What can we throw out?
- A genius approach to a problem: What’s the simpler version? Most solutions are over-engineered and over-complicated. How can yours be simplified?
- A new system for your work: What’s the simpler version? What if we were to take out this entire section over here, what happens then?
Complexity gives us permission to get stuck.
The simpler version is harder to make–it takes more confidence–but removes all the excuses.