Learning Curves Are for Exercise
April 04, 2007
With nothing but respect for the Curves exercise business, it is abundantly clear that another sort of curve poses potential for exercise of a different sort - learning curves.
If you are contemplating a new venture, you'd better be also reserving time for reading, interviews, note-taking, brainstorming,contemplating, and testing yourself. The preparation time may seem daunting and the process of gaining, assimilating, and applying information may seem tedious, but there is no substitute for readying your most important business asset: YOU.
The one quantity that will make you outshine your competition is the quality of your knowledge and understanding of your product, the environment in which you market it, and the customer you seek to serve. You owe it to that customer, to yourself, and to your business to be as prepared as possible.
When you think you have rad enough, read some more.
When you think you have asked enough questions, ask some more.
When you think you've devoted enough time to thinking through your business plan, revisit it and do some more thinking.
Get past your panic, slow down, study hard, and get ready for success.
A wise man will hear and increase in learning, and a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel. (Proverbs 1:5)
Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning. (Proverbs :9)
The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. (Proverbs 18:15)
Prepare plans by consultation, and make war by wise guidance. (Proverbs 20:18)
This is REAL exercise.