Do the work to make it simple


I’m having a great time reading Steven Pressfield’s Nobody Wants To Read Your Sh*t.

Not only is it fun to read, but it’s easy to read because Pressfield has done the work to make it simple.

He uses short, impactful sentences. He keeps the word-count lean and he doesn’t use big words when small ones will do.

He’s not trying to convince you how smart he is, he’s trying to communicate ideas effectively. He’s trying to make it as easy as possible to read.

With writing, it’s easy to notice when someone’s done the work, but the idea is not limited to writing.

In every endeavour, you can make things better for the next person in the chain. You can put effort into your part which means they need less effort in theirs.

This is how you add value to a system.

If your work creates value which other people can realise, you’ve also created value for yourself.

Do the work to make it simpler for someone else and you’ve just made life better for everyone.