Simple works. Its sustainable, repeatable and scalable.
Simple is invariably effective and effecient.
Examples are everywhere.
Look at nature. Adapt or depart.
If you want to be fearless, live by truth.
If you want to suceed at something, put in the work and stay patient.
If you want to become great at your craft, be it boxing or writing, practice and then practice some more.
Then, even if you tried, you couldn't stop yourself from getting better!
Perhaps there's a reason why, some of the most successful people of our times including Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and even Elon Musk simplified their wardrobe choices to avoid decision fatigue. It also influenced their product design ethos to the point of obsession.
Investing is another discipline where the effort vs. outcome co-relation is never very clear and certainly not linear. Two of the greatest and most successful investors Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger certainly vouch for simplicity.
In most cases the answers are usually simple. Except when pontificating about high concept things.
But where's the fun in that right?
So its a whole different story with us, mediocre mortals. We love complexity and when given two equal options, almost always go with the complicated one.
The irony is the simpler one is always more like to succeed. Especially in the long run.
Our brain has a hard time coming to terms with this truth.
And so, we are always on the look out for the next hack, the silver bullet, the life changing BIG idea.
There's no such thing, if you keep at it long enough, success is ineveitable.
Maybe there's a reason why genius polymath of the millenia endorsed simplicity.
>Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication
~Leonaro Da Vinci