Complexity is a useful way to “see” the world. Complexity is generally used to characterize something with many parts where those parts interact with each other in multiple ways,culminating in a higher order emerging that is greater than the sum of its parts.
A great example of complexity is a team of people. Many parts interacting in multiple ways
with the goal of the team to become greater than the sum of its parts (otherwise, there is no reason for the team). In the world of people and teams, “the world is made up of many shades of gray.”
It can stop you from taking action, because you fear doing something incorrectly. When you are working so hard to be perfect that it is keeping you from moving forward, it is because you are spending too much of your thought process on the thing you don’t want, which is “doing it wrong.”Move toward what you want, not away from what you don’t want. To get past this, redirect your thinking toward what you do want, which is to accomplish your task, and spend more of your thoughts on all the reasons you want to accomplish it.
- Remember, there is no such thing as perfect, and trying is the purpose of life.
- Success comes from trying, no matter how many times you fail.
- When you try, you open yourself up to the possibility of learning and experiencing something new, and give yourself the opportunity to create something different.