You don’t learn to ride a bike by reading a manual.
You learn by getting in the saddle, scuffing your knees, and climbing back on board again and again until it’s second nature.
All of the diagrams, videos on Youtube and courses and resources you can consume will never add up to the value of actually setting yourself in the saddle and pushing some pedal.
Learn by doing is the absolute number one way to grasp what you need to know to make bold strides forward in your business and content creation goals.
Truth be told, we don’t even know the questions we need to ask until we stumble upon them through trial and error. In the doing you’ll face some challenges that demand solutions. Then, and only then, you’ll know what you need to know.
One of the main tactics of master procrastinators is to use the excuse that they do not know everything they need to know to move forward. The key word in that sentence that justifies their lack of action is “everything”.
Paul the apostle spoke about those who are “ever learning but never coming to a knowledge of the truth”. This principle plays out in so many situations.
Folks who would dearly love to ride a bike, who say they want to ride a bike, who pay for the expert advice of others who are already riding bikes, who read all the latest books about bike trends and techniques, and who are regular attendees at every on site and virtual “How to ride a bike” conference, but who never actually roll up their trouser legs and climb into the saddle and start pushing some pedals themselves, will sadly most likely never ride a bike.
They will be an expert in theory, but remain stationary in reality.
We do not want to be stationary experts in our craft.
Whatever your creative endeavour, falling over numerous times in the pursuit of mastery through application, is far more valuable and useful than unscathed perfection and idealism.
It’s the dirty, bloodied knees that change the world.
Push some pedals today, friends.
Climb in the saddle of your craft and make something. Let your everyday evolve into a habit that revolves around your art and relationship with the Creator.
Then keep the pressure on and keep the wheels revolving through routine, one daily cycle at time.