Because reading or watching videos only gets you so far

by David Getchel

You can read/watch everything you can get your hands on about a particular thing before you do it, but the best way to learn is to start. You’ll learn so much faster by doing so. Learning by doing is the best way to get better at something.

I know about a lot of stuff, but until I actually get my hands dirty and try it out for myself, it’s all in limbo. My experience is that if I fail at something, I’ll have learned what to do differently next time. Theory and others sharing their experience can only get you so far.

I’m┬ánot advocating to haphazardly go out and experiment. You do need to know some basics to be safe, but how much do you need to know before you try? It depends on what it is, but not much really.

For example, YouTube videos. Good lighting, clear audio and entertaining or useful content is all that you need to include in a video. Search for how to make a video. There will be thousands upon thousands of results. Watch a few, but then have a go at creating one yourself. You’ll learn that much more quickly when it’s actually hands on.

What I’m trying to say is just do it. Learn, adjust and get better.

Experiment and see what you discover.