Got this one in my inbox from Seth Godin today, and couldn't agree more - especially as I'm on a journey to get a business off the ground! What resonated with me is the fact that we tend to overthink things and are scared of failure so we end up not trying. When truly the only way to learn is by doing! This was a great reminder and a nice way to start my Monday!
People talk about bike riding when they want to remind us that some things, once learned, are not forgotten.
What they don't mention is how we learned. No one learns to ride a bike from a book, or even a video.
You learn by doing it.
Actually, by not doing it. You learn by doing it wrong, by falling off, by getting back on, by doing it again.
PS this approach*works for lots of things, not just bikes. Most things, in fact.