I was recently given a book as a gift and it was a collection of short essays. The title was intriguing so I began reading the book. As I began reading I needed to stop and reread several parts of each paragraph. I was not grasping the ideas easily. It made me think about how important it is to keep things simple.
How can something be explained simply if there’s no understanding of the concepts? It was a reminder to me to know my ideas and thoughts inside and out. Once I really know my stuff, then it’s time to share with others in the simplest manner.
In a conversation or when someone is asking your advice, it’s better to say, “I don’t know” than to come up with a response that may or may not be correct. It’s far better to be authentic.
- Focus on one book or learning system at a time and take a deep dive to really understand the concepts. (This is one I need to implement myself).
- Implement the ideas in your life or organization to test.
- Take the best ideas to share and add value to others.