Doing is faster than watching. You will get much more skilled at “business” by running a lemonade stand than by reading business school case studies.
You don’t learn how to cut hair by looking at photos of various haircuts.
You develop a skill by doing, not just watching or reading about the skill.
The number of “doing” iterations drives the learning curve.
We are never going to be “learned.”
Instead, we are best served to consider ourselves life-long students and apply the child-like curiosity we had as kids every time we get on a new project.
There is a lot to be learnt and there are many skills to be mastered.
And, if you ever feel like learning new things is beyond you, I’m currently Walter Isaacson’s Benjamin Franking: An American Life and just take a look at Ben Franklin’s profile on Wikipedia:
A renowned polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat.
Ascribing Franklin’s incredible list of achievements to genius is just lazy.
Walter Isaacson describes Ben Franklin as someone who combined hard work with smart application.
Yes, there is definitely inherent ability in genius. But, it takes thousands of hours of work to make that inherent ability count.