Get Started. Do Something. Just Do It. Go! These are all things I heard multiple times this week: in church, at work, on blogs. Check out a few highlights from an article I read this morning discussing this very topic:
Many people spend their whole lives waiting to be ready. For us, ready often becomes more of an excuse than a prerequisite.
Figure out the Minimum Effective Dose (MED). It’s the smallest dose (of information, skills, knowledge) that will produce your desired outcome.
People who have achieved your goals can be catalysts to your learning. You can save time and learn from their mistakes. I say this all the time!
Improve your knowledge acquisition by asking “How?”, or “Can you give an example of that?” This will accelerate your learning and help with application.
Done is better than perfect!!!!
The concept of MED is fascinating. The author provides the following example, related to learning a new language: “A chinese scholar understands over 20,000 Chinese characters, but you only need to understand 1,000 [Chinese characters] to be literate. The most frequently used 200 characters will allow you to understand 40% of basic literature (enough to read signs, restaurant menus, and basic newspapers).”
For more information, check out the source for this article.