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Simple Thoughts Versus Simple Solutions

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Simple Thoughts Versus Simple Solutions

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Often we are hampered because we think of a "simple solution" and it ends up being "simple to think about" but very complicated in practice. Something as simple as "Dig up the rock poking out of the front yard" seems really simple. All you need is a shovel and some ambition right? ...until you realize the rock is a 5 ton monster that, in fact, the utility company drilled a hole through to route your gas line.

Sometimes, as in this case, it might be better to do the more "complicated solution" i.e. go to the store, get some dirt, and cover the rock up, and plant new grass... because the "first/simplest" thing you thought about has some unknown complexities. Put another way..."simple to think about" doesn't equate to "simple to execute".

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