Simple Does Not Mean Easy

One of the first things I wanted to point out about this blog and life in general is that the terms simple and easy are often interchanged.

However in the world of self improvement and change, they are very different things.

You’ll find almost all self-improvement changes are fundamentally simple:

  • Focus on one thing at a time, don’t multitask
  • Eat healthier to be healthier
  • Do the most important thing first to be more productive
  • Exercise to improve your mind and body
  • Focus on what is truly important and ignore what is irrelevant

These aren’t hard concepts to understand. In fact they can be stated in sentence. Sure, there are details e.g. what is meant by “exercise” that
take more explanation, but the details don’t change the fundamental principles of each one of these concepts.

The problem lies in the fact that people confuse simple with easy. In many cases this couldn’t be further from the truth.

If it were easy to do all these simple things, there wouldn’t be a mass-market for self improvement media.

This is one of the core themes of this blog. Most of the principles you’ll come across are simple, or often just common sense. That’s not the
issue, just because you understand something doesn’t mean you do it (otherwise why would people choose to continue smoking for example?)