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The Other Side of Complexity

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The element of simplicity is often misunderstood. There’s a difference between simple and simplistic. Let’s discuss how your approach to simplicity can improve your Fearless FONA Mindset.

“I would not give a fig for the simplicity on this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity.”

Oliver Wendell Holmes “Holmes-Pollock Letters : The Correspondence of Mr. Justice Holmes and Sir Frederick Pollock, 1874-1932” (2nd ed., 1961), p. 109.
simplistic vs simplicity

Simplicity on the other side of complexity is not a dumbed down approach. It’s about deep knowledge where the end goal is swift effective action.  In this space you’re asked to dive in and then deconstruct what you learn down to an uncluttered simplicity so that right action can occur swiftly and successfully in a moment of need.

simple? not so simple

Go back 500 years to the renaissance, and think of the Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci, and the ability of the artist evoke a profound response from a simple smile because of the incredible complexity in the painting’s composition.

Next Steps

Congratulations! You are well on your way towards cultivating a Fearless FONA Mindset. To take the next step, visit any of the related posters in this series, or go to the online space below.

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