You’ve probably heard the K.I.S.S. phrase: “Keep it Simple, Stupid.”
Well, some people take offense to this line. They get upset and say, “Hey, who you calling dummy?”
That’s when you can play ignorant and rephrase:
“Don’t Make it Difficult, Dummy.”
Seriously now, making things more difficult than they are is one of the biggest reasons why people don’t succeed.
It’s not so much that they don’t simplify things. It’s more that they make everything out to be BIGGER than it is.
In sports, music and the arts, the elite professionals make their job look easy. That’s why they’re called “pros.”
Making something more difficult than it is, usually has more to do with how you breathe and move under stress than it does how many steps you added to a task that don’t really belong.
For example, last week my son, Frank, clobbered the ball in a baseball game. During his first at bat he whacked the ball hard. And he was so sure it was
gone that he admired the flight of the ball far too long.
The ball bounced off the fence and he ended up with a measly single. Frank’s next time up, he barely swung the bat and the ball sailed over the 200-foot fence. It landed 265 feet from home plate, 10 feet short of the 275-foot fence set up for older players.
More than anyone else, Frank was surprised how far the second ball went because he felt as if he barely swung the bat.
Ball players will tell you that hard swings often end up as dribblers, lousy ground balls that end up as automatic outs. Yet, effortless swings put the ball out of the park.
Moreover, how do you stop making things more difficult than they are? How do you get rid of the physical and psychic tension that keeps causing you to dribble along instead of soaring like an eagle.
The answer is revealed in Chapter 29 of my new book, Expect to Win -Hate to Lose.
Get it NOW and stop making life more difficult than it is.
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