Can You Make Things Easier?

“Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”

~ Lao Tzu

Can You Make Things Easier?

By Simon Tyler

Business is tough. Finding and securing new clients or sales or agreements is more difficult today than previously. There is more to consider, more to absorb, wider implications of everything in which we are involved. You may even not allow yourself to be happy unless your situations are difficult.

Life is complicated.

Your current reality is packed full of evidence that this is the case. And to think and act differently is naive and delusional, isn’t it?

The thing with reality, is, quite obviously, it is real, right now.

But here is my challenge with this simple note. Reality is not in fact NOW. It is the accumulated stuff that occurred or existed right up to the moment before this one. From here you can decide what your reaction is to that ‘reality’ and indeed what your next reality could be. Yes, against the seemingly unstoppable force of your ‘current’ circumstance.

A common habit I have noticed in clients and client companies is the learned and ingrained expectation that things are difficult; anything easier than difficult must be wrong, not thorough enough or lucky.

This simply perpetuates your complexity.

There is one simple step for you to take for things to become easier than they are for you now:

Expect them to be easier.

The resistance you experience to this challenge instantly highlights the barriers currently in place preventing you from allowing it to become true (and, by the way, there is immense personal development value in identifying them, challenging them and releasing them).

Your everyday experience could be easier than you are currently urging it to be.

Go on, defy your current reality (keeping it simple is my recommendation!).

Simon Tyler is one of the world’s leading business coaches. His work simplifies the lives of business leaders and owners. He is an incisive consultant, inspirational writer, provocative public speaker and master facilitator. To learn more about Simon, visit

Coaching Call To Action

Where are you making your work more difficult than it needs to be?

In the comments section below, I invite you to share your experience: What project, conversation, or report could be easier if you expected it to be easier?