There are 4 truths I rely on when I want to get really good at something (new).
Seek out an expert
You can seek out an expert without actually talking to one. Here’s how: BOOKS, PODCASTS, BLOGS, YOUTUBE VIDEOS, ONLINE COURSES. Or you can actually find one and talk to them 🙂
Learning from an expert will help you jump over most of the hurdles you would have to jump if you were learning on your own.
Model someone’s success
Pattern your learning after someone who is successful. What does the expert recommend? How did they do it? Use the techniques, strategies that they use.
This seems obvious, but most people say “I’ll figure it out (on my own).” Don’t be that person.
Read a little bit, then DO something
The worst thing you can do is read, read, read…plan, plan, plan…but never actually take your first steps.
Some things are scary to jump into, but you need to jump in and try. You need to look like a beginner, FAIL even.
Everyone who has ever done what you want to do has stumbled and embarrassed themselves. Accept this and TRY DOING IT.
Get feedback on your performance.
What are you making mistakes in? How can you correct them?
If you don’t learn and correct these mistakes, you will improve slowly or not at all.
Analyze yourself (WITH HONEST EYES). Don’t lie to yourself. Trust what your gut is telling you.
How will you fix this problem next time? It may not work, but you need to try something new or you’re doomed to repeat the same mistake.
What’s holding you back?
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