The best way to learn something is to create

One of the fondest memories from my childhood is when my cousin, Mausum and I learnt to ride a bicycle within a day.

It was the first bicycle of my life, and it didn’t come with a user manual. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

From morning till the sun went down, we tried to master it; we fell, got scratches all over our limbs. But we returned home victorious, finally getting the art of pedalling while maintaining our balance. What a jubilant feeling that was!

In retrospect, when I look back at my life so far, one life lesson stands out: The best way to learn something is to act, to create, to build.

Without any prior experience in WordPress Theme Development, it took me 15 days to build a theme for this website from scratch. While I’m sure not many would pay for this theme yet, the point is we usually underestimate our potential to create.

We are scared to create fearing it might highlight our weaknesses, our lack of finesse, our lack of perfection, our lack of complete knowledge.

Here’s a little secret: Because fear keeps most people entrapped, there’s actually little to no competition at all on the other side.

Your first product will be a mess.
Your 50th won’t be.

Photo by Alice Dietrich

About Tonmoy Goswami

Founder, Storypick.
Read • Travel • Create • Experience⚡

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