“Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these
My brethren, you did it to Me.”
“And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.” (Lk 6:31).
With one phrase, the “Golden Rule,” Jesus conveyed the secret to success, the key to inner peace and the essence of the religion he inspired — Christianity.
True genius makes the complicated simple, i.e. “The kingdom of Is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.” (Mt 13:24). With this simple description Jesus was able to illustrate an abstract heaven, in a way most people could understand. Jesus used parables describing common everyday experiences anyone could relate to to as his preferred teaching method. Jesus was a master communicator because he kept his message simple.
There is nothing disingenuous about simple descriptions or straightforward solutions to problems. In fact, understatement, brevity and simplicity convey sophistication. For example, the Declaration of Independence, the Bedrock of American Democracy, is approximately 1300 words and based on a simple premise, “All men are created equal.” Arguably the best speech ever given in American politics, Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg address, was only 272 words and helped heal a divided nation. Albert Einstein reduced his general theory of relativity, an incredibly complex subject, to a simple formula: E=MC2. Thomas Watson, founder of one of the world’s greatest corporate successes, IBM, summed up the essence of his business philosophy with one word — Think.
Simplicity focuses the mind. Your mind, and the minds of those you need to inform, persuade and even change to achieve your dreams, craves order. Especially today, because the world is increasingly complex, information so overwhelming, most people are not willing to take the time needed to really grasp a complex message. When you keep it simple, you gain a powerful advantage.
Think about your life, career and relationships. Are they complicated? Think about your goals and your mission in life. Can yo like the U.S. Marine Corps’ axiom Semper Fi, (Latin: semper fidelis, always faithful), convey your values, message or brand in a sing phrase?
Can you inspire, lead or manage others with the power a simple message? Jesus achieved success by keeping his message simple.
This Excerpt is taken from the book ‘The 99 Success Secrets of Jesus – How to Create Miracles in Your Life’. For more information about the book : Click Here!