I love to learn something new. I'd call it my hobby even. I listen to podcasts, read articles, books, newsletter, and blogs. Absorbing knowledge makes me happy.
There is one problem though: Learning by itself doesn't create any momentum or change for me. It's passive. Learning doesn't bring new things into the world.
Doing on the other hand does. But doing something is scary because there is always the possibility of failure. It's not possible "to fail" at learning. That's why it feels so safe. Too safe.
The funny thing is that the best way to learn is by doing. 100% of the time spent doing something new is also learning something at the same time. Failing while doing something is a great thing. It produces even faster learning. So, you could say that doing pays double dividends. Isn't that amazing?
Now, I challenge myself to put what I learn to immediate use. 80% of my time should be spent doing.
There is a second problem with learning: I absorb so much information that I forget most of it. Once I reach a point, where I actually need specific information, I likely not remember it anymore, and have to look for it again.
Stop looking for even better guides and resources, damn it, and start doing something. Now!