“When you put aside action for learning, you have passed the critical point”

How much learning is too much learning?

I know the old adage that says you can never have enough learning.  The problem is, it’s not true.  At least, not true in the total sense.

Of course, knowing and understanding more about your area of expertise is always a great thing.  Expanding your “silo” of expertise is also a good thing since problems, and opportunities, rarely slot into a nice neat niche.

So when then is too much learning a bad thing?

When I began to create online courses, I wanted to help as many people as I could.  I planned out the courses and the lessons I wanted to teach, and then collected information and did my research on new / better ways to accomplish whatever it was I wanted people to learn.  

As I was learning more and finding out more, I kept bumping into new material that I found very important to my lessons and to the people I was trying to help.  I kept adding more terrific information and going WAY beyond the original objectives of the lesson… because I HAD to report all that I knew.  On top of that, you can always “polish the apple” and make your presentation that little bit better.  I was proud of the course I was creating, until one day the realization hit me hard.

I realized that while I was adding more content and making the lessons more valuable and easier to understand, I was missing the point.  What good is the perfect lesson if no one ever gets to take it?

When you find yourself delaying action in order to learn something new, you’ve gotten into the rut of too much learning.  When you get into “paralysis by analysis” or feel the need to continually update with the latest trends, you’ve allowed the learning to slow you down and THAT’S when you’ve reached too much learning.

The only way around this block is to simply act.  It’s simple , but definitely not easy.  A person who over analyses their work has convinced themselves that the solution needs to be perfect.  Nope!

Use the vast store of knowledge that you’ve accumulated to help you move more quickly.  Get the best solution you can into service as quickly as possible and let ‘er go.  Watch how well it succeeds and adjust.  This way, you’re in the game and growing your business right away.  Acting now also has the bonus of using real live results to use for your future tweaking.  Even better, you are now actually helping the people you set out to help in the first place. 

Now that’s a win!

Learn your lessons in order to create a terrific solution as quickly as you can.  Get that solution out to the world.  The world needs what you have.  Then, watch the results and the comments and tweak what you’ve done.  Using your knowledge to go fast while creating a solid solution helps you and your target audience as quickly as possible.  THAT’S the way to use your learning to make the world a better place!

Where do we go from here?180in365.com reignite your dreams

Are you at the stage of your lives where you are empty nesters or close to it?  

Have you awakened with a start and wondered where you are going from here now that the kids are on their own?

A lot of people at our stage of life wonder what they are going to do next.

Am I ready to retire? 

Do I just want to sit for a bit or do you want to do something? 

What happened to all my dreams?

This is a time in people’s lives where they can feel a little lost and out of focus.  This is a time when you sit down with your spouse or partner or just a real good friend and talk out where you want to go.  It can be difficult even to figure out what you want.  Often what we wanted in our twenties is not what we want in our fifties.  

This is something Bob and I on our quest of changing our lives for the better have talked a lot about.  We have our dreams mostly sorted out but we are open to change if we discover something new but for the most part we know what we want to do.  This is a critical first step in reigniting your dreams.

What about you?  If you need someone to bounce ideas off we would love to hear from you.  Comment on this blog or click on the “Contact Us” menu item and send us a private message.

Start thinking now about tomorrow.  It is funny often people think and organize a trip to the littlest detail but will not put the same energy into the rest of their lives.  We are passionate about helping you reigniting your dreams.  Start dreaming and begin your journey towards the ideal future you want.