The amount of choice we have is overwhelming.
When it’s time to make a decision about which step to take next, we are often paralyzed with indecision. Not wanting to make the wrong choice, but not knowing which one is right, we stand at the fork in the road and don’t choose either direction.
There is an incredibly simple way to pick a direction and start walking.
Pick the easiest next step you can think of.
That’s right. The easiest. Not the hardest or the most sophisticated-seeming, but the easiest choice you can make that will take you forward.
Often when we start something and the result we want is the product of a long and complicated process, we kind of freak out. Because at that moment it’s too overwhelming to think about all the things we will need to do to get there. Probably, we don’t even know all the things we need to do to get there.
At this point we might just stop, not ever getting starting, because it just seems like too much. But we are missing something obvious when we do this.
If you always take the easiest next step, the one that seems too obvious to mean anything, eventually those steps add up, and you develop sophistication along the way, and you are able to take more and more complicated steps because you’ve been building upon what you know along the way.
Those easy steps add up, and you have something bigger than you ever thought you would have.
And remember, easy is relative. What was easy to you at the beginning is much less sophisticated than what you consider easy now.
Take the path of ease.