Everything new we do has a learning curve. How steep that learning curve is really depends on how much prior knowledge or experience we can apply to what we are setting out to learn.
There are two types of people when trying to learn something new. Those that give up when learning something new starts to get frustrating and those that don’t give up.
Today I have been experimenting with a new template for a website I am working on and it is fair to say that it has a learning curve, but that learning curve is definitely not as steep as it would be for someone trying to use this theme with no prior experience in working with any kind of website template.
It’s one of those things that you need to work out the ins and outs of the software and what it can do and as you get more familiar with how things work you start to become more confident and more efficient in what you’re doing.
It is the same for everything, the more you work at something the easier it gets. The more you practice something the better you get. It is not rocket science but there is a level of commitment.
Just over a year ago now I started playing with Google Adwords and Google Analytics, those platforms I managed to get a hold of very quickly, however the basics are easy to get down pat with some practice but when you start looking at the full capabilities of both platforms you are taken into a whole different world of complexity.
That is the difference between a guru in that field and someone who is good in that field. A guru knows the ins and out and knows things that intermediate standard people purely couldn’t know due to lack of experience.
At times the amount of learning you are doing will exhaust you, it’s at that point you need to realise you are spreading yourself too thin and you need to refocus on getting one thing done at a time.
Having too much on your plate may seem like a good thing because you are always “busy” but from personal experience when you are juggling that many things you will be working on one thing while thinking about another and your focus constantly jumps between all your projects and really hinders your productivity across the board.
If you are not learning something new every day then that is one day wasted. Go out there, work hard, don’t give up during the frustrating times and reap the rewards of the new skills you are set to master.