Remember to Breath!
I have dabbled with web site construction of one kind or another for the past 10+ years. You would think that by now I would be an expert…well I am far from it. I get frustrated too easy.
How many of you are like me. You think you know how to do something and run off to do it only to learn that you missed an important piece of the equation? Today was a prime example. I had read how to add a landing page to your Facebook fan page.
I spent hours looking at a simple code…copying and pasting it to my landing page with nothing happening. I found myself doing the same exact steps over and over and kept getting the same results. Around hour 6 I noticed something I didn’t see before….a one line sentence that fixed the whole issue. Now, had I been diligent in the reading I wouldn’t have had to spend all those hours trying to figure it out. But, I thought I “knew” what I was doing.
Learning a new skill, even one you think you know about, will take time. Be a friend to yourself as you learn the skill. Don’t over criticize yourself in the process. You didn’t learn to ride a bike the first time, did you? Keep trying. No matter how difficult the task is…keep trying until you get it “right”…Once you get it right….Do it again and again. Once does not make us an expert not does it qualify us to be teachers. It simply means we applied a principle until it worked.
Becoming an expert means doing that “right” thing over and over until you can do it in your sleep.
Listen to the experts who have accomplished the task…They know how to get it done and what it takes to make it work. Don’t worry if you ask the same questions over and over…how else are you going to learn?
Listen to your own body language as you are learning. Are you scrunched up, almost in a fetal position? Throw those shoulders back, stretch out and take a deep breath. Which way makes you feel that you are in the optimal position for learning?
Relax and make it fun!
You can do it!