There are many books written on
improving relationships, loving better, being more
successful, and so on. But no matter how much I read,
whenever someone asks me to quote a section from one of
those books, all I can usually recall is a few words, or
Many businesses commonly refer to the
"KISS" principle in conducting their business:
"Keep It Simple Stupid". While calling myself
or someone else stupid may be going to an extreme, the
principle recognizes that I can complicate things
unnecessarily; one way is by trying to rely on my memory
for every scrap of information I can recall, in
attempting to solve problems.
Simple slogans, such as "if you
don't succeed, try, try again", "think
first", "a stitch in time saves nine",
etc., can focus my mind quickly, and help me find
solutions that are simple in their elegance.
When I recall a short proverb, or quote
that once caught my attention, I often find a new
calmness that helps me tackle challenges in my
relationship. I gain more self confidence too, because I
learn my happiness doesn't depend on how smart I am; I
can remember such quotes as easily as Einstein.
Just for Today
Today I'll try to recall or find a
simple saying that goes to the heart of a challenge I'm
facing, instead of trying to analyze the problem enough
to make my head swim. I'll use that saying to guide me to
greater serenity inside, and to better solutions.
A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience. -
Miguel De Cervantes
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