If someone was to start something new, they might try to find out everything they can about it. In this case, they are not just going to start something and learn as they go along; they are going to do some serious research.
Through taking this approach, they are going to be prepared, and this is going to lower their chances of being caught of guard. This is not to say that they will know everything, but they will have an idea of what they are getting into.
For example, if one was going to travel somewhere they had never been before and they needed to get there at a certain time, they wouldn’t just get in their car and go. What they would do is plan their route, and through doing this, it would enable them to arrive at their destination on time.
Alternatively, one could just assume how long it would take them to get somewhere, and then go from there. While there is always the chance that they would get there on time, they might end up being late.
Not only that, one might end up going to the wrong place, and this may mean they don’t even get to where they need to go. Though taking this haphazard approach, it could cause them to miss out on an opportunity
And although they might be able to go another time, it might not be possible for them to have a second chance. Their lack of judgment may have then set them up to suffer unnecessarily.
One then had the chance to decide whether they would get there on time or not, and instead of embracing this control, they gave it away. This is not to say that one had complete control; as there would have been external factors that may have stopped them from getting there on time.
However, if one took the time to plan their journey as opposed to leaving it to chance, there is a strong chance that they would have arrived on time. This could even be seen as sign that one is sabotaging their own life.
The Right Approach
This could be an outlook that is supported by the people around them; that’s if they decide to open up about what happened. They might say that they shouldn’t have been so naive, and that it would have been better if they planned their journey.
One may find that the people who have this approach when it comes to arriving somewhere on time also have it when it comes to other areas of their life. In fact, they might say that one should do their research before they do anything.
When this happens, one is not going to leave anything to chance, and this may allow them to achieve what they need you achieve. However, no matter how much effort one makes to understand something, it doesn’t mean they always experience their desired outcome.
There are going to be things that one can do to prepare themselves, but there are always going to be things that are out of their control and things that they don’t need to know about. Therefore, while there will be times when one will need to do some research before they take their next step, it is not always going to be necessary.
The Right Tool
If one needed to remove a tyre from a car, they wouldn’t go and find a hammer. What they would do is to go and find the right tool for the job, and if they didn’t have what they needed, they would wait until they had the right tool.
In order for them to see what tool they need, it is going to be important for them to have an open mind. Without having an open mind, one could end up using the wrong tool for the job.
For example, if one was to do something for the first time and stopped themselves from finding out too about what they were going to do, it might lead to a better outcome. This is because although ignorance is often seen as a bad thing, this is not always the case.
When someone doesn’t take the time to learn about something, it can stop their mind from being filled with limits and fears. If they were to find out more about what they were going to do, it could end up having a negative effect on their life.
This then allows them to take action, and to do things they wouldn’t have done if they had taken another approach. And while there is always the chance that they will ‘fall flat on their face’, they might go onto achieve far more than they would have done through having a better understanding.
What this will do is stop someone from focusing on what can’t be done and they might not know what can be done ether. This can then stop them from projecting their own limits and fears and the limits and fears of others onto the situation, and this can give them the freedom they need to be successful.
During the moments when one just takes action and doesn’t take their time to learn about what they are going to do, it could be because they are being guided by their intuition. What this will mean that they are not just taking action and hoping that everything will be fine, they are using another form of information.
However, unlike the information they would learn through others that might limit them, this information is not going to hold them back. And then during each step that one takes, they will be able to learn what they need to learn.
What this shows is that there will be times in one’s life when it will be important for them to do their research and times when it won’t be. One of the most important things for one to do is to listen to themselves.
Their mind may encourage them to find out more and to listen to what others have to say, but their intuition may tell them to just go for it.
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Oliver JR Cooper
Oliver JR Cooper
Author of 26 books, Transformational Writer, Teacher & Consultant.
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That which is contained within these articles is based on my own empirical understanding and is true for me at the time they were written. However, as I continue to grow, what I perceive as the truth will inevitably change and as a result of this - parts of these articles may not reflect my current outlook.