I don’t know about with you, but for me my mind has a hard time seeing something simple as also being important at the same time. Yet in many instances the simple can not only be important, it can make the difference between pain and unmanageability or living a happy and healthy life.
I have been re-reading the book “First Things First” by Stephen Covey and he has been really hitting the mark with this topic. When we keep the Most Important Things in our lives as a priority we are insuring that our lives will be filled with meaning and purpose which will lead you to a greater sense of joy in your life.
I am immediately reminded of many of things I have heard throughout my years in recovery programs. “Keep It Simple (KISS) Stupid,” although stupid is not the best way to describe it, I would lean more towards “Sick, misguided, misunderstood or genius” as many are really very smart people who just tend to over complicate life.
There are many simple “tools” of the program that are shared with new members. Going to meetings, getting a sponsor, working the steps and getting involved with giving service back to the program in any number of ways are just of few of them. None of these tools are over complicated if done as suggested, yet many find one reason or another to not do one or all of them and as a result they will typical relapse back into their addiction of choice.
All of the tools are an important facet of the recovery program yet we rationalize in any number of ways why we do not want to do them and will pay the price of skipping the simple and important over the trivial and unimportant.
Another area of life where many people tend to complicate the simple steps to success is in business. There are number of things almost any business major in America learns through their schooling that it seems when the reality of life hits get left behind. Things such as making a certain number of “contacts” each day is one of them. Or perhaps this tough one to do, smile when you come in contact with people. Oh and lets not forget this one, make more than you spend.
As I have been developing my health coaching program I am seeing more and more how easy it is to complicate the simple steps to achieving improved health and fitness.
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