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.
This is a simple situation and happens with many of us. In fact, this is a happy situation to be because you are one step closer to success that those who are too lazy to learn new things. Learning equips one with knowledge to take right action. 1. Put action time first.
Keep action time in your day before learning time. Read, discuss and learn say after lunch. Utilize first part of the day or early morning hours as action hours
. I have used it may times to get into act for important projects.
Author Dan Brown (Da Vinci Code) loves to start writing at 4.00 in the morning as per Meet Dan»FAQs»Official Website of Dan Brown 2. Know your motivation behind learning.
On a deeper level see what your motivation behind learning is; is it
- The desire to do better work
- Become a better person
- Need to project your self as a knowledgeable individual
- Fear that your actions may not result in success
Make a sincere effort to live consciously and learn for the right reasons
. It is easier said than done but worth the effort. 3. Balance is important.
Devote some time to realize what you love doing. Good if it is same thing that earns you your bread and BUTTER
. If both are different, try devoting time to both as per current priorities. At the same time keep on doing things which will take you closer to the work you love.
You as a web developer need learning in that field. Weigh the time, zero in on the topic you want to learn about and choose 4-7 good resources in that field.
Steve's site and other resources on the web are can be accessed through various categories. Pick the ones which you find most relevant.