Want to Fix Problems? Learn or Find Learner

Making something from scratch ain’t easy, but it is never boring. I love working on Hometown.

But here is a problem/opportunity I am encountering every single day.

For the past 4 years I have been learning about internet tools, doing business and what not. Yes I was taking help from all the gurus, resources and my experience. So what is the problem?

Problem is very simple. All the problems I am facing are totally new for me, I have never encountered anything like that. I have never talked with VCs or worked on business plan.

And when I look back at what I learned. It doesn’t help very much, so every time to fix a problem I have to learn the solution. Thankfully I am proudly one of the best known learner I have ever met.

This girl is learning and solving a problem at the same time.

Got the point?

Time has been changing all the time, this time changes are faster. Everything has changed, and it’ll keep changing. So who can help you to address changes.

As we have talked earlier, a person with ‘15 years of experience‘ is not gonna help. Instead we need a learner, who can learn faster. Who is eager to learn from success, average results and from failure the most.

Take a deep breath. <– Please do it.

Give some thoughts to whom you are hiring, or going to work with. Is she a good learner.

Same idea applies in relationships. Thankfully no one is perfect, in the life, everyone of us faces new problems and challenges. For example, I shall have a a wife, and some kids. Some in-laws too. <– Every problem shall be new. I am ready. 😉

Best is the one who keeps learning. Rather than living life based on past experience.

I recently learned from Robin Dickinson, who said this:

The past is not the future.

OMG! It is not. It is not at all.

It is all good to live in present and more importantly looking into future.

I love being learner, and working with great learners.

Be a learner! Surround yourself with learners!

I Am Afraid, I Shall Look Dumb

That’s how we feel when we are unsure of our answer or comment about the ongoing topic.

Teacher asks class to raise hands if you have something to say, and you become uncomfortable. And then you keep your mouth shut because you’re afraid you might get it really wrong and everyone will know you’re dumb.

Though it didn’t happen with me as much during school days.

But it is happening now some time.

Few days back I was thinking about writing my insight on possible changes in Facebook at f8 conference.

At one moment I thought to pen my thoughts. I rejected it, because I was afraid I will feel dumb.

Now I really feel being stupid about that. I should have done so, I would have learn more, even if I were wrong.

But lesson learned.

Now when I am writing this post, I am having same kind of  feelings, because a lot has already been said and written about this phenomena. But now I know, I will be real dumb, if I’ll not write it.

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