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Friday, November 6, 2015

SIMPLICITY AND MASTERY

There are different kinds of simplicity.  Some are better than others.

The master instructor knows the details but coaches with simple instructions: stand tall, breath and so on.  The master teacher understands every word of her text but concentrates on the central idea.  The ability to explain complicated things with clarity is a mark of mastery.

Unfortunately, it's sometimes those who have mastered the least who talk the most.

Simplicity is easy.  Clarity is earned.  We earn clarity by confronting complexity.

From "Resilience" by Eric Greitens