By Wes Simmons
Things always tend to drift toward complexity. In an age of “more and more, faster and faster,” 3D Coaches need to be those who drive toward simplicity.
How many times have you had this conversation in the past week? You greet an acquaintance, friend or family member with a cordial, “Hi, how are you doing?” Your inquiry is hastily met with the all-to-common response of an emphatic, “Busy!”
We live in an age of busyness. Many of us are tempted to tout our busyness as a badge of honor. After all, if we’re staying busy then we’re being productive… right? Not according to legendary basketball coach John Wooden.
If we’re honest, oftentimes our busyness is nothing more than a alternative form of laziness. While we stay preoccupied with things that may not even truly matter, busyness enables us to make excuses for not tending to the things that matter most. In the 21st Century, we need to heed the wisdom of famed 20th Century poet and novelist C.S. Lewis who said:
“When first things are put first, second things are not suppressed but increased.” – C.S. Lewis
When we know our “WHY,” things begin to simplify. As you take your journey in 3D Coaching, try not to overthink it. As you think about the strategies you want to implement that will help you create a transformational culture on your team, allow the Golden Rule to be your guide for simplicity. Do for others what you would want them to do for you. Though it’s not necessarily easy, that makes it pretty simple.
*The book referenced in the video above is “In Search of Balance” by Dr. Richard Swensen.