Eventually you have to drive the car!
They say practice makes perfect right? Take learning to drive a car for example, you need a combination of theory and practical to successfully drive a car, plus a hell of lot of patience if you live in New Zealand!!!
Some may argue that you could get away with just practical learning, which I would agree to some point, but you still need to learn the road rules to not get in trouble or put yourself into a position where it would comprise your driving and others around you, i.e. not crashing, going to fast, not knowing when to overtake, or identifying what each road signs mean.
"You need to take action, you need to fail and make mistakes because that is how you learn. I know it sounds cliche but it really is that simple. You need to take risks, take chances"
The key point here is you need a mix of practical and theory to succeed, and I would argue that you have a better chance of learning from a practical stand point, but that doesn't mean you should give up on theory all together.
You see the link to success in this case is simple, you can read all the blogs, self-help books, watch every Gary Vaynerchuck and Tony Robbins videos out there BUT if you don't actually apply the theory to a practical sense then you're not really learning or growing.
You need to take action, you need to fail and make mistakes because that is how you learn. I know it sounds cliche but it really is that simple. You need to take risks, take chances.
If we go back to learning to drive a car, we could read the road rules till our eyes and head hurt (trust me I failed 3 times before I eventually passed and got my full license, so I know reading the road rules can only help so much). BUT you still have to actually get in the car and drive, even if it means getting beeped at by other cars and looked at like an idiot.
You see, you only apply the road rules when you see it and when they are required, and that is no different to success. A lot of people will talk about wanting that new job, that new home, more money, BUT aren't willing to try because they are either scared of what people think or worse are scared of what they personally think, they aren't prepared to hop in the car and drive, test it, see how the road feels, and it's a real shame because if that's you, then you're missing out on a world of opportunities! The ones that succeed, are the ones that go out and try it, fail and learn!
But as the title states, eventually you will need to drive the car! So what's holding you back?
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Till next week!