With no experience yesteday, I carved my first pumpkin.
I used this website, found through Google, which teaches you the how to, best practices, what to avoid– everything about pumpkin carving. They even let you print out over 240 stencils for $10. I was instantly sold, and silently noted that somebody was likely making a good living off it. Amazing.
There’s a website out there for pretty much everything you want to do. If there isn’t, there’s probably a book. I just bought about 4 real estate books, on Maya‘s advice, and I’m learning about that now. This week I’m also teaching myself to juggle and slowly watching Khan Academy‘sFinance playlist.
Those of us with growth mindsets believe that, given the right tools, we can do anything. For us, the web is the most amazing thing ever. It increases our competence and knowledge every day we open our curiosity to it. It’s incredible. And once you have the how-to, the skillset, and the drive, everything is stupid and easy to do. Nothing is impossible.
When I was a kid I was afraid to look stupid and make mistakes. But if I had the web I would have a lot more skills than I have now.
If someone in your childhood had given you a book titled How To Do Anything, what would you have done? Everything, right? Exactly.
You have this book in front of you right now. Learn everything. Do it now.