If you wanted to learn to bake a cake, it would be pretty easy.
Depending how you did it, it may even be super easy.
In fact I saw a cake recipe on YouTube that I’d like to try. The video was less than a minute, and I’m pretty sure I could replicate it fairly easily.
On the other hand, if you wanted to bake a cake from scratch, it may take a while.
In the mall near where I live they have this cooking school.
A lot of times they’re making these really complicated desserts.
The teacher has three people per table, and they have to copy her exactly to get the same results.
A lot of people assume that same strategy applies to everything.
If you copy somebody step by step, you’ll get the same results.
Unfortunately, that only happens if you’re doing simple things like making cakes.
The ingredients of a cake will do the exact same thing every single time.
The same ingredients mixed in the same proportion and put in the same temperature for the same time will come out the same.
The problem comes when we try to copy only SOME of the variables.
If you wanted to practice how somebody played a musical instrument, for example, it would be much more difficult.
Because the ideas and beliefs you hold in your head will have a huge impact on how well you remember the notes.
And how you play the notes.
When you introduce people into the mix, the amount of variables explode exponentially.
So if you’re trying to “model” somebody, it’s only going to be an approximation.
But that’s the way things are supposed to be.
Because everybody has different talents, skills, dreams, ideas, and beliefs.
The whole point of life is to FIND the best way to offer your unique contributions.
And then MAXIMIZE those contributions.
Not just copy what somebody else is doing.
This requires a LOT of trial and error. A lot of “learning by doing.”
If you wait until you’re sure before you take action, you’ll be waiting a long time.
However, if you EXPECT any action to “get” any kind of “expected” result, you may be disappointed.
Sure, you can have a good idea.
But if you EXPECT perfection, you’ll be setting yourself up for frustration.
Instead, just accept whatever happens. Be open to all feedback. USE IT to help you do BETTER next time.
So long as you see life as a LONG sequence of “next times” you’ll be fine.
Always getting better.
This can be scary to a lot of people.
Often times, it feels easy to make excuses. To “pretend” to be a victim.
But once you just forget that thinking and “get in the game,” life becomes fun.