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Why do you love to complicate things?
Isn´t truth enough now-a-days?
These past few weeks have been rough. Most of us can experience this “exhaustion” cycle. I wasn´t the exception. With all this chaos in my head, I figured out many of the problems I had been dealing with were internal.
So they were, but there were also external ones. And not problems themselves, just issues, panoramas I hadn´t contemplated.
Long story short, I have been realizing most of my inner relationships with friends, people I know, they were dealing with hard “coeur” (heart) times.
They saw everything in black and white, bad and good, correct, incorrect. I know how complicated love can be. Truth and social alignments are also a dot on the list. And they are complicated.
But just to our eyes. We make them complicated, the same way we complicate our thoughts, our actions, our systems, our plans.
If something goes bad ways, we instantly start looking for the right measurement, for the culprit, for a precise solution, for an argument, for proof.
Things may add up, but what in reality would help is just care for the core problem itself: how can we make things better? Not how did the problems occur.
In any human relationship, it´s the same thing. We should not be looking for culprits, we should not be looking for questionings, doubts, or explanations.
We should be looking for praying better, for showing better.
And now, the argument is: how do we know what´s better? Silence? Proof? Distance? Truth?
Why do we care for a past full of guilt, of unquestioned actions? Why can´t we take what is and start molding from it?
And we should take into consideration that the present condition generated from a previous story doesn´t open the debate for repeating the same events, or the same feelings. They have changed too!
Why is it so hard for us to deconstruct the abstract into simple steps? Do you want to tell somebody how disconnected you feel without them? Say it.
Do you want to send that text message to that important person in your life? Send it. Do you want to walk outside your comfort zone and expand it? Go ahead, the floor is yours.
I know this implies lots of preparation, courage, mindset, souls’ bravado, and the list can go on for so long.
But what would happen if that simple action isn´t judged, isn´t hesitated, just done? And done for the sake of construction rather of destruction?
I may ask you for impossibilities, I may ask you for hard times: but I´m not telling you should do the difficult things. You should aim to simplify them. The difficulty, almost 99% of the time, is just in our heads.
Simplicity is the truest alignment with our thoughts and actions.
Complexity is the fear of being honest with our motivations.
I encourage you to discover this for yourself. See how many things in your life could change if you took the fear out, the bold assumptions out, and speak with truth, with simple but profound meaning.
How would it go?
⤴️ The Weekly Update
📚 The “New Reconstruction”. Although I mentioned this concept in this week´s snippet, I wanted to address it here too. It is incredible for me to think about these issues: knowledge work and new technologies being contemplated since long ago when Cal Newport introduced us to his book Deep Work in 2016.
The era for new thinking and applied learning is here, and creating more impactful content while still being at the top of your game is far more important now and for years to come than it ever has.
💡 We love correcting others. It’s almost impossible to leave things we see as false statements spread freely. This is the lemma in the Twitter space. I see so many creators fall prey to this concept of “practical teaching”.
It´s okay to give your thoughts and comments, guidance, if necessary, but it should not be your focus to cause doubts and contradictions in every argument you fall on.
🎙️ The Koe Cast: My 5-Minute Reading Habit For Maximum Ideas and Intelligence. The DanKoe has become a superstar by now. If you don´t follow him or haven´t heard of him by now, check him on the major platforms you can think of as of right now.
Deep learner, writer, and creator thrives as a knowledge worker in times where depth is needed. He has certainly made up to the rules of Deep Work, and in this episode, Koe shares some of the best practical advice to acquire wisdom, inspiration, and leverage with a focalized reading habit. A must hear.
⚔️ What I´ve worked on this week
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💭 The Lonely Reflection
Why would you let anybody dictate the course of your life?
Learn from advice. Iterate from experience.
But never do something that is good for somebody else except you.
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