We often mystify and complicate things in order to create reasons not do something or to make ourselves look more knowledgeable and valuable than others. But others see through it and realise it and we are only kidding ourselves.
It is better to keep things simple and easy to achieve, then we gain a reputation for being straight-forward, effective and a person who delivers real value.
Simple things are easier to start, maintain and finish.
Simplicity rather than razzmatazz and complexity.
Sometimes as humans we need to discuss awkward and uncomfortable things.
We can choose to head to Netflix or pretend they are not there, but that is ducking out of our responsibility to our fellow humans and is letting ourselves down too.
We all form the world that we live in and that means that each and every one of us needs to be part of the dialogue.
There is a great Facebook Live with Brene Brown, whose work I am a great fan of, and she is discussing the very touchy subject of race and it is well worth a 20-minute watch – click here. This clearly demonstrates the point and she puts it with greater depth and eloquence.
We need to discuss, not hate or criticise, difficult topics, as that is the only way to move forward as a human race. We’ve tried the authoritarian and hate approach and it has been a miserable failure so far.
Next time there is a challenging and uncomfortable thing to discuss, we need to step up and get involved, why wouldn’t you?