The “simple but not easy” concept is becoming more and more familiar. It basically means, that if you want to do something, whatever it is, it’s simple. Excuses don’t work because of the simplicity of the world.
Want to become a star athlete? Simple – Train, get a good coach, and devote yourself to it.
Want to start a business? Simple – Have an idea, write a business plan and enforce them.
Want to be a lawyer? Simple – Go to university and work at a law office.
You see, the How-To’s are simply common sense, and not complicated at all. However, often what happens is that people want something, but then straight away dismiss it, due to the apparent high complication and effort needed to achieve it. They don’t take the time to analyse what is actually needed to get to where they want. When you do that, you realise how simple it is.
Then the issue, “but it is not easy” arises. You are right. A lot of these things require years of work and dedication. Yet, to come to the realisation of your goal not being easy, you need to have first identified the steps needed to achieve it, showing that it is indeed, simple.
Now comes the time to devote yourself to your goal. I’ll share a secret with you: If your goal is truly something you desire and feel passionate about, the journey there will not be hard. Your mindset affects how easy it is for you to achieve your desire. If you attack it with a “I can do it” and “this is fun” mindset, the hard work will be fun and to an extent effortless. When you can enjoy the journey to your goal the journey can seem super easy. So while it might be really hard for one person to start a business, it’s peanuts for someone else. They both put in the same amount of work, but one of them does it out of pure enjoyment, and the other merely to make money. So the level of effort is the same, but the perception of effort is different.
So, to break it down into steps:
- Before you say no to something, ask yourself whether you have truly analysed it, or if you’re just finding excuses because it seems so complicated. At this stage, no excuses or buts are accepted.
- You have identified that achieving your goal is simple, but may not be easy. Now that you have identified the work needed for it, it is time to feel whether you truly want this.
- Yes? Then simply go for it. It doesn’t get simpler than that.
- No? Decide whether it is really worth your time. Perhaps there is something else more interesting for you. If you go after this goal, it may indeed be a struggle.
You can see by the simplicity of these 4 steps how simple it is to achieve your desired outcome.
~Wishing you a passionate day,