One morning when I was learning to program, I was given a problem and told to write an algorithm to solve it. I dutifully cobbled together a tangle of code and was approaching a workable solution.
Then, one of the instructors looked at my monitor, highlighted every line, pressed delete, and walked away.
At first, I felt panicked. (That had taken me so long to do!)
And then, I felt relieved. I was free to consider the problem in a fresh way, and solved it in a few crisp lines.
It is often difficult to embrace an invitation to step back from “the way I (or we) do things.” But when I do, I am often rewarded with the freedom that comes from simplicity.