Today we have advantages that just a couple of decades ago did not exist. I am not referring to technology as much as convenience. For instance I remember having to go to the library and either spend lots of time doing essay information, researching projects or looking for interesting subjects to read. There were people there who would help you find your way and they had an index system that was slow, inefficient but workable at the time
Today Dr. Google has the privilege of guiding us into every known subject one can imagine instantly. It almost boggles the mind. You can in seconds have access to data, resources, opinions, subjects, instructions and the like allowing a person to get quite a bit done without too much effort and more importantly right when they want it. What a break through!
HERE'S THE THING
I find that most subjects involving repairs, products, procedures etc. are spelled out in detail some with videos that just walk you through it all. Amazing too because you have cross-references and resources that don't limit you to one way or point of view either. At the end of the day if you are so inclined, anything can be done but can it?
Here's a subject to explore for the example. Yes we can learn about medical conditions, procedures, outcomes, symptoms from the complex to the simplistic. Even if it is spelled out common sense tells you that there are subjects that require repetition, experience and additional knowledge from hands on exposure. We also have to want to know it as well
INPUT and FEEDBACK
Input & feedback can only do so much or take you so far. Even if a medical journal or source went into detail, what about the jargon, additional related questions & the many scenarios that need to be navigated, explained further or attended to while in treatment and recovery mode? How can we know thus we need a Doctor at some point. An experienced guide. Professor "been there done that" is necessary
I marvel at how much practical data is shared all over the Internet (especially on ActiveRain) about Real Estate that benefits the buyer/seller or investor plus agents & other assorted industries. Some of it is easy to grasp but at some point, and you will know when, the I don't knows or what to do's will present themselves. Accompanying them are risks ($$$)
Lets not leave out the law either. Fighting a ticket, defending ones rights or asserting them is what the court systems are set up to handle but they have procedures, jargon and protocols that are complex and non-negotiable plus they don't allow learning curves except for the licensed. Small claims has been dumb-downed and made simple but the rest of it is not!
With any endeavor, product or service there will be a learning curve, a trial and error period if you will where you adjust and absorb what you can and what you cannot either comes when it does or teaches the hard lessons if forced. We must practice and pursue what we can do well and what we can't we outsource, review and wait-out until it comes if we can
POINT OF THE POSTING
While everything is presented, explained and even demonstrated if we do not have this comfort level with it or perhaps the stakes are too high where we cannot risk a second chance or maybe what we are pursuing is not a do-over situation, we must then use our common sense to outsource and delegate to insure a more predictable outcome and result.
Everything is doable! But are we able personally to do it?
RELATE TO THIS
Experience counts. Repetition ingrains, teaches and supports. Substitutes for this are scarce. Luck? Timing? Best effort or attempts may or may not succeed. Proof of this is our court systems, laws and losses that pursue us using hindsight to show us and rebuke us what could have been done and why as well as what you should have not done and why
Until we master ourselves to know our selves and then proceed with that understanding, seek professional help. Pay that price or pay the price for not doing so. Or maybe just roll the dice?