Simplicity is difficult because most of us are overcompensating for uncertainty. It takes a deep understanding of beauty and emotional awareness to look at something, long before most people would say it is complete, and say “This is enough.”
If you resist the reality of slow progress, five years from now you'll simply be five years older and still looking for a shortcut.
You need focus to become exceptional at anything. Massive amounts of time and energy are wasted optimizing things that should be left undone. You have to be great at saying no.
to overcome imposter syndrome, have confidence in your depth of curiosity rather than your expertise.
In dog training there’s this term called management that refers to organizing and controlling the environment. Essentially, it’s easier to change the surroundings than to change the dog. Instead of training him to not jump on counters, you just hide the cookies in the cupboard. People should do that more to themselves.