How do I make things easy

"Just do things!"

Only what is simple can be awesome and why there is no weaker self

Karl Grunick often says the sentence “Just do things!” At his seminars. For me there is such a strong power and ingenuity in this simple statement that I would like to write a few words about it. As with pretty much everything I've heard Karl say so far, the ingenuity is again in the simplicity.

“Make things easy!” This mantra has often helped me to decomplicate my everyday life or certain situations and sometimes to unleash unexpected effectiveness.

Let's take a closer look at what's in this simple sentence in terms of content.

1. The things EASY do

Here the emphasis is on the word "simple" and the point is to find a simple solution, not to make something unnecessarily complicated and, in principle, to go the simplest and therefore most effective way.

We, especially us Germans, are used to making everything very complicated. We make everything that seems important to us particularly complicated. It could go wrong if we take something too lightly, want to "simplify" something. We are afraid of making mistakes and we seem to believe that complicated problem solutions are "safer" or that the risk of errors is lower.

The problem that arises immediately is that, firstly, we do not differentiate between what is really important and, secondly, that we therefore exhaust ourselves completely even with small things. We spend all of our energy on nothing and then have no more energy, time, motivation, patience, etc. left for the important things!

By starting to make everything as simple as possible, we notice how unnecessarily complicated we have made it before and how much energy we waste most of the time.

I learned the version of this statement integrated into everyday life after living on La Palma for a few years. Nobody here makes anything unnecessarily complicated! Everyone tries to make everything as simple and effective as possible and everything works. Everything is so wonderfully simple and uncomplicated, compared to how you lead life in Germany.

So, "make things SIMPLE!", There is no special price for the "maximally complicated solution".

Only what is simple can also be really ingenious!

Karl also said that only simple things can be really ingenious and this principle can also be found almost everywhere confirmed: All of nature is z. B. extremely ingenious and everything is as simple, efficient and economical as possible. Everything that is not economical and effective does not survive in the long run and will die out over time.

And everything that is effective and economical must be as simple and straightforward as possible, since the aspect of economics excludes any waste and waste. Here we are back to the principle of simplicity. Omit everything unnecessary, as Bruce Lee said before.

2. Keep things simple DO!

The emphasis here is on "DOING" and that tells us that we don't ponder unnecessarily long until we finally tackle things and take what needs to be done in hand.

There are constant challenges and we will not be able to evade the demands of life, which would be very detrimental to our personal development. After all, we also grow with resistance. In any case, there are things that need, want, or should be done.

Some things are just mandatory, such as B. Go for a walk with the dog, look after the children, take care of yourself, take out the garbage, etc. Any resistance here is pointless and there is nothing to discuss!

There is no point in trying to avoid it or delaying something unnecessarily long in the hope that it will take care of itself. Some things require decisive and quick action, so don't think twice about it, just do it!

Other things, on the other hand, are not part of our inevitable obligations, but it would be very sensible and worthwhile if we would do them regularly. These include B. personal development and further training, regular exercise and physical training, good eating habits, occasional relief and detox cures, meditation, etc.

All of this is not necessary for survival and one can probably lead a very good life even without exercise and meditation. Still, I appreciate that there are more benefits than it takes to incorporate such things into your own life. Since you are reading this now, I assume that you are interested in such "self-optimization options" anyway, so I recommend: Do it yourself easyby making it easy do!

The weaker self is an illusion!

The problem with all the good ideas and resolutions is that we don't just DO it, but try with a lot of effort to convince ourselves that our weaker self would prevent us from implementing it. There are also many other “good reasons” that ensure that we don't eat “clean” or skip training.

Everything could be so easy if we didn't even discuss it internally, but just DO things! We should simply do what is necessary, important, inevitable, sensible, effective, worthwhile and beneficial, no discussion and no excuses. Make it easy!

By the way, the minimum is often enough to achieve a positive result. As Karl once said, “minimum input leads to maximum output”. If we minimize what we do and what we do, that is, decomplicate and simplify, we set free the energy and time that we can use to do things easily that we would otherwise lack the energy and time to do. In this way we achieve a maximum output through minimal input (= we only put a little energy, attention and dubious thoughts into it).

Incidentally, the principle of homeopathy works in exactly the same way: A strong reaction is achieved through weak stimuli!

"Just do things!"

Personally, this “mantra” has often helped me to let my blockages and unnecessary resistances and complications evaporate immediately and not to waste time and energy by making it as simple as possible, simple, without brooding over it.