Starting on a new hobby, project or skill is overwhelming. It can stress you out, and it’s hard to tell if you’re doing something right. However, as weblog 37 Signals points out, you only get one chance to be a beginner, so take advantage of it.
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We’ve talked before about how beginner’s luck makes you believe anything is possible, and in the case of starting a new project, that means you can bring new ideas that veterans often ignore. As 37 Signals points out, you’re in an great position, and you only get one shot at it:
Once you’ve acclimated to the temperature of the pot, you’ll get boiled alongside all the other frogs. But until then, you’re in a magical position to make great strides. To propose radical solutions, deliberately ignorant ideas that just might be brilliant.
As Jonah Lehrer points out to Big Think, being an outsider and starting something new is also a great means for creative insight because you don’t know any better. In the end it’s a good reminder that while being a beginner is frustrating, you only get one chance at it.
You only get one chance to be a beginner [37 Signals]