The Hardest Thing About Learning New Things

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I believe that learning new things is a skill, not a gift. And this is a “muscle” that I’ve worked very hard at training over the last year and a half.⠀

Since the beginning of 2017, I’ve learned how to: start businesses while traveling, build websites, write on a consistent basis, grow an Instagram following, meditate consistently, become a “not bad” dancer, shed my fear of cold approaching people and much more.⠀

What I’ve come to believe is that the hardest thing about learning or doing anything new is taking the first step and then being consistent. Doing something new always seems harder than it actually is because we fear the unknown. And the ambiguity always makes starting out a daunting task.⠀

But if we muster up the courage to take the first step and persevere until the ambiguousness fades, then the new skill or experience shifts to something tangible. And once we get over the hump and feel like we’re no longer a beginner or bad at something, then the path to becoming “not bad” is much clearer and easier.⠀

The hardest part is always taking the first step and then being consistent! So don’t wait for the perfect time or moment, jump in now and commit to learning until the ambiguousness of that new skill/concept fades.

I've been building digital businesses, wandering the world, and writing about optimizing life for freedom since early 2017. My mission is to lower the barrier for people who want to live with more freedom: whether that be as an entrepreneur, a digital nomad, an early retiree, or just as someone who wants to live a happiness-driven life.