I’m sure you have heard this phrase many times. It is very true!
Each time we take on something new to us, there are many others who have already been through the experience and who we can learn from. People we know, others who have written about the area, experts in the field, mentors etc.
We can either take a long-time view (which costs us in many different ways) re-inventing the wheel and trying to do it ourselves. Or we find out how we can take a short cut to gaining that information and knowledge quicker. This enables us to put the knowledge into action rapidly, saving us time, money, and pain.
So the next time you take on a new project, try to break into a new market or take on a new role, make sure you choose the easiest, most painless path, to knowledge and ultimately the power to use that knowledge in the best way possible.