What I Know About …Learning By Doing

We get two choices in life.
Jump in, show up, and do our best.
Or, sit on the sidelines and watch opportunity pass us by.

A few weeks ago, I learned how to create a website. I’ve never created a website before. It really put me outside of my comfort zone!

Designing my website brought up a lot of my own issues with technology. My brain was consumed with thoughts like, “This is hard.” “I’ve never designed a website before.” and, “What if this fails.”

I had to coach myself a lot to get beyond my discomfort. I had to stretch myself to become someone new, someone who could set aside fear, self-doubt, and my own insecurities and get out of my own way.

It was uncomfortable, … but it was also achievable!

I accomplished something new, and something pretty amazing friends!

In addition to achieving my goal, I also gained an increase in self-confidence, self-esteem and belief that I can do hard things.

You see, on the other side of all my doubts I discovered a new, more skilled and empowered version of myself.

I am really proud of the work I chose to embrace.

It would have been much easier to pay someone to do the job for me, but then I would have denied myself of a growing opportunity.

I chose to Learn by Doing!

Determine that you, too, will embrace a new challenge in your life.   

Get out of your own way and Learn by Doing! Growth and evolvement always feels and serve us best.

Believe that you, too, can do hard things. Start to Learn by Doing today.  

P.S. – Check out my website for a little more motivation.
www.samanthanielsen.com