When people find out that I cheered in college
, they usually ask, "How did you learn to do all those crazy stunts and flips in the air? Did you fall a lot?"
The answer is pretty simple. I learned to do all those crazy flips by
falling a lot.
Every time I fell, I learned. Sometimes the best way to learn new skills is to just get in there and try them, without being afraid of falling down.
I should also mention that I always had the support of spotters who kept me from crashing to the ground when I fell.
The same idea applies to your career.
The best way to learn is to get out there and do it. Books, blogs, podcasts, etc. are all great resources to get started, but if you really want to learn, you have to do it for yourself. And of course, it helps to have the positive support.