You only learn by doing.
This might be one of the best pieces of advice out there.
That's why it's used by so many people.
Which is also the reason why no one really understands it anymore.
So let's take a look at some examples real quick...
The only way you'll ever know what's going to happen when you want to start an online shop and want to order those 100 shirts from China, is to order those 100 shirts from China.
You could spend years and years trying to figure out what might maybe happen by reading gazillions of blog posts and signing up to millions of newsletters, but in the end you'd still not know what's going to happen.
The only way you'll ever know for sure what's going to happen is to order those 100 shirts and see what happens.
At one point you just gotta do it. No matter how perfect or imperfect the information at hand.
Just like you could spend years and years dreaming and researching about writing that book you always wanted to write. Without ever writing a single page...
Or starting that blog you always thought about starting.
Or that passion project you always wanted to start.
Or that charity.
Or that what not.
All of this is risky.
But the only way to figure out what's going to happen is to make it happen.
You don't learn by not doing.
You only learn by doing...
And yes, things could go wrong.
Your 100 shirts might be lost somewhere in the ocean.
Or your first 10 books might sell less than 100 copies in total.
Or your first 100 blog posts might be read by no one.
Or your first 100 videos on YouTube might be seen by less than 100 people.
That's just the reality.
I know. It's a steep price.
And a hell lot of work.
But it's the price you've gotta be willing to pay.
That's the price you've gotta be willing to pay to start working on your dreams.
And if you're not willing to pay that price, if you're not willing to put in the work, if you're not willing to risk anything, if you're not willing to go out on a limb, well then it's probably not that big of a dream anyway.
You don’t learn by not doing…
[Related: I stopped giving a shit a long time ago]