Learning Where to Begin

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated May 9, 2017)

Without doubt, there is one part of doing anything that has got to be the hardest and most difficult. That part is learning where to begin. Where does a person start on any given project? Whether it is making a battleship, or simply learning how to draw one, there is one part of the process that is going to be the same. That part lies in learning where you should begin your task. Here are a few simple guidelines that are designed to help you learn where to begin your given task.

  • What is your goal? To first learn where to begin, you need to determine what your goal is. Without a goal in mind, it will do you no good to try and learn anything. For example, do you want to learn how to get in better shape? Maybe you would like to become a fashion designer. Perhaps you would like to become a professional organizer...well, you get the idea
  • Know your limitations. Once you have determined what your goal is, you need to determine what your limitations are. Do you know how to complete your goal already? If not, then do you know how to do about half of your goal? Figure out what the most advanced portion of your goal is that you can accomplish. That is your starting point. Everything that comes after that point you need to learn.
  • Seek help. This is the step where you actually begin to learn. Look around and see if you can find anyone that already knows how to complete your goal. Ask that person to teach you. If you can't find anyone that can teach you, then start looking for books or other media that can teach you. Basically, what you want to do is to learn as much as you can about the next step required to achieve your goal. Be careful that you do not overdo it though.
  • Start to practice. Once you begin to learn, it is time to begin practicing what you learn. After all, with practice comes perfection. It is through this practice that we become more proficient in the particular skills that we are trying to learn. For example, if you are wanting to run a marathon, you don't necessarily start running the full 26 miles right away. You first start by practicing a smaller distance of say 10 miles, or if you can't do that one. Once you have mastered one particular skill, then you begin to practice the next skill.

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Lee Wyatt

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