clear-water-bowlWe tend to make things more complex the longer we think about them.

Is that complexity useful?

We tend to create well-worn paths as we go round and round when we think longer about something.

Are those paths useful?

Sometimes we compound this by thinking that things won’t turn out well. In other words, we worry.

Is that worry useful?

A friend said to me last week “A negative thought does not hold us, we hold it.”

That got me thinking!

So, to avoid unneeded complexity, I am letting my mind settle around that thought, like a bowl of muddy water that comes clear as we set it aside for a while.

How is your thinking at the moment?

My best wishes, Paul


By Paul Matthews – Speaker/Author/Expert on Informal Learning and Workforce Capability
Author of new book “Learning Transfer at Work: How to Ensure Training >> Performance
and bestsellers “Capability at Work: How to Solve the Performance Puzzle
and “Informal Learning at Work: How to Boost Performance in Tough Times
Connect with Paul on LinkedIn or see his website at paul-matthews.com