On simplifying

When you’re first introduced to a new idea, sometimes it appears complicated even when it’s quite simple. You just haven’t become familiar with the idea yet. To act on it, you must fully understand the concept, and to do that, I recommend you simplify it. Your simplification doesn’t have to be perfect immediately. You might be oversimplifying for a time, but if you never do that, you’ll never get to the point of understanding all of the nuances and intricacies of the idea later on. Start small and work your way up. Say no to the things you don’t need to know yet, and come back to them later.