Originally Posted by andrew
I don't know about you guys, but I love learning. Not forced learning like school, but out on my own in the world. A lot of it is personal development.
So I get really into it right, so I keep learning and learning, I have all this knowledge. Great, so what?
I think one of my problems is that I just keep learning, and I don't just get out there and do. Now not all the times, sometimes it's the other way around. I'm usually proactive and I go and do, well, recently.
But sometimes I learn something, try it, fail a few times, and go back to learn more about it. But there are just some things you just have to go out and do, esp social things. Sometimes the solution isn't learning more, it's practicing more, and I think that's one of my downfalls. Now this isn't my general way, but once in a while there are things that I do this to. I'm not sure if it's the norm or the exception for me.
Does anybody else seem to notice this sometimes? I think this is one of the dangers of sites like Steve's: there's just so much to learn, you just want to keep learning it, but don't really just go out and do it.
Yep. It all comes down to taking MASSIVE ACTION. In fact its better I think to take action based on ignorance than no-action based on a foundation of knowledge.
Getting the balance is key I think. I work in a sales environment and I am always looking for a better way to do it. But too often I lose site of the abc's of selling which basically is a numbers game. As long as you ask/show enough people they will buy from you. However, it is always a struggle for me to keep in touch with this principle.
I really struggle with goal setting and I think this might be an issue, or it might be a sub-conscious fear of failure etc.
Its a work in progress as they say.