“BY DOING, LEARN”
Those words were literally etched into stone, accompanying a huge glaring statue of a gorilla. Gus the gorilla started his morning each day staring down each student as they made their way across campus for their scheduled classes. “By doing, learn…” That was the motto at Pittursburg State University, a relatively small college in southeastern Kansas that focused on turning out top notch educators, engineers, and technicians.
The school had a heavy emphasis in hands-on learning. Sure there were the traditional general education courses that we all loved such as algebra, literature and composition but each program of study required some form or another of hands on practicum. In my automotive program, that meant time in the shop tearing apart and rebuilding the newest General Motors vehicles. The shop floor is where I seemed most at home, and where I learned the most. I was busy learning by doing. Hands and mind thoroughly engaged in the process. Mistakes were made, but then I was forced to reason out a solution to the problem given the knowledge I had attained and the tools at hand. By dong, learn.
I’m sure you are probably asking yourself just what does this have to do with making money online. Well, what if my response to that question is simply “everything”? Would that be too sarcastic or snarky? Well then, don’t go getting all bent out of shape because that is EXACTLY the answer to your question. You see, when you set out to make money online, regardless of the technique, there is a lot to learn. I mean there’s blogging, list building, email marketing, affiliate marketing, product creation, and more. The list is seemingly endless. If you’re anything like me, you quickly become stricken with the “paralysis of analysis”.
So just how do you break free? Simple. Just do it. Just do anything. Pick an area and dive in. So what if you’re not an expert in that technique. That’s not what’s important right now. Taking action and acquiring a new skill set is your purpose at the moment. Just start. Do something. Take some small step towards your goal. Compile your knowledge, gather up your tools, and figure it out. Get moving. Get doing. Remember, by doing, you will learn.