Complexity Kills Motivation
by Robin Sacks
The easiest way to kill motivation is to make things hard. Ironically, we tend to love to make things so much harder than they need to be.
That's why most people aren't very motivated very often. ;)
If you want motivation to sneak up on you when you least expect it, there are two things you need to do; first, you need to take action, and second, you need to make sure that action is incredibly simple.
You've no doubt heard the acronym KISS, which stands for 'keep it simple, stupid.'
The KISS acronym originated from a US Navy design principle used in the 1960s that stood for 'keep it simple and straightforward.' Over the years, as the phrase made its way into mainstream language, the second 'S' sometimes changed, but the message remained the same. Variations have included, 'keep it simple, sailor,' "keep it simple, silly,' and 'keep it short and simple.'
Because I intend to keep this post short and simple (see what I did there?), here is what you need to know - if you ever make something complicated, you will never be motivated to do it. However, if you keep things simple, and take small and consistent actions to work towards something, you will not only have a better chance at achieving it, but you will most likely find motivation to be a partner along the way.
Action creates motivation; simple actions accomplish big goals.