Making the Simple Complicated

My wife was going crazy. She said our younger daughter was going crazy. Why? Our grandson needed a picture of his dad in his work uniform (police officer) for school in a day or two. They were frantically trying to find one on their phones, sorting through thousands of photos. My response was:

“Have her take a picture of him in his uniform.”

We all move too fast sometimes and miss the obvious answer. You do it, I do it, we all do it. Often the obvious answer is right in front of us. Which is why one of my favorite sayings regarding business buy-sell deals is: The bigger the spreadsheet the less chance of a deal.

Don’t get bogged down in the minutia, don’t overthink, don’t make something simple complicated, no matter what the business or personal situation.

“If you can’t be kind, at least be vague.” Judith Martin

“it is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like, ‘What about lunch?’” A.A. Milne

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