Another word for doing is “tinkering.” Tinkering means you can’t wait until all conditions are perfect to begin and you don’t know what you’re going to get. You use your curiosity and begin exploring by doing.
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” ~Theodore Roosevelt
Kids are great examples of tinkering. Here’s an inspiring story of Caine Monroy (a 9-year old) who built a cardboard arcade in his dad’s used auto parts store.
Gever Tulley is the founder of the Tinkering School – he teaches life lessons through tinkering.
I’ve written before about Tinkering with John Seely Brown and here’s another video where he talks about tinkering as a mode of knowledge production.
What’s holding you back from doing what you want to do or learn?
- Take the first step and just begin (try)
- Use your curiosity and passion to keep you going
- Don’t worry about getting it right, there is no right answer
- Put yourself out there, connect with others, ask for help
- What’s holding you up?