Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy to have you as my quest. Over this past weekend, I attended a series of workshops. During one of the workshops the principle of “keeping it simple” was presented as a topic. As I listened to what people share on the principle of k.i.s.s.
Last night I attended a meeting where the topic of “keeping it simple” was also tabled as the topic to discuss during the meeting. Through attending the work shop and then the meeting on “keeping it simple” I heard several people refer to the principle of “keeping it simple” with an additional “s”. In this post I want to reflect on that fourth “s”.
As I listened to the discussion I heard several people make reference to being stupid: k.i.s.s. — keep it simple stupid.
When the time came for me to share my thoughts on the topic of “keeping it simple” I shared some of what I have learned through my experience. I told the group of individuals that I discovered that I do not like shaming words — such as stupid — because such words place judgements on my efforts.
I continued to share that I discovered that when I place judgements on my efforts I set myself up to experience alienation and isolation.
With my awareness, I discovered that I could change the way in which I looked at or “framed” my learning experience. By changing the way in which I view my learning experience I am able to stop judging my efforts. Consequently, instead of placing judgements on my efforts, I am able to enjoy my learning process and applaud my efforts.
I am able to applaud my efforts because I know that with all my learning there is a learning curve. I am able to applaud my efforts because I can not know until I know. I am able to applaud my efforts because I know that it just takes what it takes for me to know — and I am learning as I go…
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