KISS is a memorable acronym for “Keep It Simple, Stupid,” coined by Kelly Johnson, who worked as an engineer for Lockheed Skunkworks. KiSS with a lowercase “i” is a different acronym, but it’s simple and memorable, too.
Before you get caught up in your daily to-dos, repeating a pattern of behaviors that may not be maximizing your effectiveness, ask yourself three questions:
1) What should I keep doing?
2) What should I stop doing?
3) What should I start doing?
These KiSS questions (Keep, Stop, and Start) will test long-standing behaviors, root out unproductive ones, and get you brainstorming—while your brain is fresh and you’re not too immersed in the day’s work to see your way out.
What’s your KiSS list for today?