A professor in my early college years often referred to “the KISS technique” as a reminder to attend to the task at hand, and more importantly, to focus on keeping that task as uncomplicated, streamlined, and precise as possible. In the field of dentistry this translated to not taking unnecessary steps that might delay the procedure and undermine the quality of the outcome. Stay focused, and do it right the first time. Don’t waste time and energy on random motions, random thoughts, or environmental distractions. If you want to be a satisfied clinician, have a good work day, and happy patients who come back for regular dental care, then this is the model to follow. To do otherwise invites chaos.
KISS stands for —– Keep It Simple Stupid!
This can be good advice to follow as we work toward our goal to live simple yet productive lives.
Not long ago, at lunch with a bunch of good friends, one cheerful woman told us about new YouTube clips called “Marcel the Shell.” The main character, Marcel, is a rather funny guy who seems to know how to make the best of his life — simple and matter-of-fact! Marcel, and his unique sense of humor, helps me remember to follow the KISS technique!