Simplicity is not easy to achieve. In fact, I personally find it very difficult and have had to work really hard at it. When things are complex it’s easy to ignore them, and put them into the “too hard basket”. This often happens to our own detriment as things are not prioritised based on importance, which ultimately leads to more complexity and stress.
We all crave an element of simplicity in our lives, but it’s often fear that gets in the way. As a child life is simple, but as we grow older, the complexities of modern life start to take hold and we begin to lose sight of our dreams and purpose. It’s not until later on in life I see people thinking more about simplicity. Perhaps this is because retirement, age or health start to focus the mind on what it is really important.
Distilling ideas into coherent thought and removing distractions can take discipline and hard work. However, starting the process is the most important so you can work out your path of least resistance.
Businesses that make things simple or solve a clear problem tend to be the most successful. Investment strategies that are simple and applied consistently over time, tend to be the most successful.
If simplicity is the key to success, then perhaps we should aspire to the simple life!
Rob Gilmour is the Managing Principal of MORE Wealth Management, where it is about living life to the fullest and having no regrets!
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