Plans and messages that are complicated possess a burden which may destroy any chance of success. If you have an idea that is complicated, watch out. It does necessarily need to be abandoned but it deserves scrutiny.
When we fall in love with an idea, it is easy to overlook just how complicated it may appear to others and how complicated it may in fact be. Our minds can easily glide over the swamps and ravines in order to imagine the view from the mountain top.
Complexity can spark fear and resistance because it is harder to understand. When that happens people sense that they lack control. If you cannot provide a simple explanation of an idea or proposal, it may be that the audience members are not the only ones who do not have a grasp of the subject.
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