I love a good mystery, who doesn’t, right? We watch shows on TV that have twists and turns that most of us don’t predict, we love trying to figure out what’s wrong with something and we are all naturally curious about what goes on in other people’s lives. We love the challenge of figuring something out and are excited by the possibility of what could be through the next doorway or around the bend. Yet every day we face challenges that make us say “I wish there was just a simple answer!” The good news is that for most things there is a simple answer. The bad news is that sometimes we’re so wrapped up in it being a challenge that we can’t see or accept the simple answer. Some of my clients initially think that some of my advice is simply too simple. You’ve probably read some of my blog posts and thought the same thing.
Your fear, concern or disbelief that something is too simple to work is something that needs to be considered and addressed because some things are better with layers and age, but many things are good and work well, or even better, without any added complications. We’ve gotten so caught up in the complexities of society today that we can’t accept that the simple things do work.
What do you really have to lose by cleaning up your store, trying a new game with your kids, going on a date with your partner, or getting a fresh perspective from a coach or consultant? Are you so stuck in your current life that you can’t see life outside where you are currently, or so happy that you don’t feel the need to? If you’re happy with your life that’s one thing, but if you’re not, refusing to accept other perspectives means you’re bordering on hopeless. No one can force you to do anything or apply any advice, but the only way to get something better is to do something different.
So, what do you really have to lose by cleaning up your store? Maybe you’ll gain a few new customers. What do you have to lose by trying a new game with your kids? Maybe you’ll gain the gift of their joy, love and smiles. What do you have to lose by going on a date with your partner? Maybe you’ll be reminded of how happy you can be together. What do you have to lose by getting a fresh perspective from a coach or consultant? Maybe you’ll find the freedom, fulfillment and future you’ve always wanted. In what area of your life do you need a fresh perspective?