Yesterday we explored how fantasizing about the perfect ideal can prevent you from actually doing the work and creating something. Now let’s investigate another phenomenon that can preclude you from achieving something.
The Learning Justification…
This is when you buy into the excuse that the reason you’re not doing something, is because you don’t know enough to get it done successfully. I’d estimate that at least 90 percent of the time, this is a lie we tell ourselves.
I know people who have taken ten copywriting courses, but never written an actual sales letter…
Do you really have to wait until taking that new webinar on Facebook to start your new venture, or are you just putting off taking a chance?
How many events from Tony Robbins, Robin Sharma or Garyvee, (or gasp, me!), have you already attended? Do you really need one more before you actually do something?
Between the wish and the thing – the world is waiting for you to create it!
I've found that the best way to learn is to learn by doing. Early education is mainly about learning how to learn. If you need a skill to achieve a goal, you'll go out and learn that skill. If not, well, maybe you don't really want that goal after all. Which is fine. Just be honest with yourself and go from there.
I agree, but with this caveat: I think early education is usually just about how to memorize facts. -RG
Later you have to figure out if those facts are true or if they are fiction.
It's so true! We get so caught up in thinking we don't know what's the right thing to do, or how to do it the "best way" and we end up taking zero to NO action. It's better to take 1000 steps in the wrong direction, than to take none!