KISS – Keep It Simple Stupid

KISS - Keep It Simple Stupid

It’s Thanksgiving and Feel Good Friday, so here goes:

My whole life, I have given my all. My motto was, “Why give 100% when you can give 110%?” But I realized in the process of giving 110, I often complicated things. Things sometimes get… convoluted. I’m so worried about doing a bad job, that I add and I add, often unnecessarily.

When I look back at the things that have worked best for me- they’ve been simple. Like, STUPID SIMPLE. And I don’t know why it took me so long to realize this.

So, KISS has become my life’s motto for EVERYTHING lately. Should we add this this and this? No! Keep it simple. That is why Steve Jobs was so successful- he wanted the iPhone to be dummy proof- make a smartphone anyone can figure out.

The KISS acronym was designed by the US Navy in 1960- the principle states that most systems work best if they are kept simple rather than made complicated, therefore simplicity should be a key goal and that unnecessary complexity should be avoided.

Keep it straightforward. Keep it small. Keep it simple. That is my story these days and I’m sticking to it.


KISS - Keep It Simple Stupid

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