Learn How to Fish

We all know the expression: “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”.

With all the knowledge that’s been amassed on the internet we can learn about just about anything online. All it takes is some self-directed effort.

We can learn how to build a deck, how to play a guitar, or how to code our own apps. 

We can learn about meditation, makeup artistry, or how to do a glitchless-speedrun playthrough of our favorite RPG.

We can even learn how to fish.

Developing our skills leads to more money and better jobs, better talent, and a higher quality of life. 

Learning soft skills, like sales training or interview tips is a great way to improve yourself for the next step in your career. 

Accomplishments also build confidence and motivation. 

Plus, practice is good for the brain. It’s what makes us adept. All our behaviors, experiences, and memories actually wire/rewire the brain through structural or functional neuroplasticity. 

When you try something for the first time it takes more of your attention to coordinate, like bouncing a basketball. 

Before long you should be able to bounce the ball without looking. 

As you become more fluent, you will naturally be able to focus on the other areas of the game (and maybe even develop an ankle-breaking crossover like some of these ones).

Just pick up a ball and start dribbling. Or just learn how to fish.