Leonardo da Vinci, painter of the Mona Lisa and discoverer in the fields of hydrodynamics, anatomy, engineering and astronomy among others, said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
Less is more.
And poet and philosopher Henry David Thoreau said, “Our life is frittered away by detail… Simplify, simplify… A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.”
What can we afford to let alone today? What is the one thing we can focus on? What will move us forward and what will hold us back?
If we are carrying too many things, we cannot move. We are stuck. We have to put some things down and only carry what is most important.
And the simplest role we can play is ourselves. Because there are no masks and nothing made-up to remember. Deep down, what and who makes us happy?
Our power lies in the simplicity of being who we were always meant to be. All the other layers make things complicated.
Keep it simple. Be yourself.