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Apr 15, 2019 23:13:33

Learning & Impact

by @brianball PATRON | 258 words | 391💌

Brian Ball

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If you want to learn a Subject -- let's call it JavaScript -- how should you proceed?


I have an idea.


Open a Google Doc and type the word Inspiration


Go on Twitter and Pinterest and Google and YouTube. 


Take notes of people. Copy and paste links to interesting stuff. Take a note or two. Read a blog post. Pat attention to the design of the sites and apps you visit. Try something out. Sign up for a newsletter. Listen to a podcast by somebody you find - you will find more than one.


You'll find open-source projects and corporate sponsors and people from almost every country in the world. There are communities and clubs and schools and projects and respositories on Github.


Don't try to learn anything yet. Just explore. Be inspired. Let your brain and heart start to feel like -- Whoa -- this is going to be an adventure.


Google your topic and add the words: Fail, Sucks, Tonight, Squirrel.


What comes up? Filter the Google search by Images. Scroll for 5 minutes without leaving.


This is the kind of preparation you do when you start -- because if you don't do this once in a while, you'll think anything you do might be significant. 


It probably won't.


But, it'll help other people. A single infographic could help 100 or 1,000 people over 10 years. Or 100,000 or a million.


You might create a community like 200Wad -- that starts fights, ends marriages, and produces babies.


The impact you have on this world is not for you alone. So get started. Learn something. Start something. Do something.

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    @brianball hello back, 9-day streaker. This is motivational. I would like to read part 2 after the first phase to set up your motivation by finding the meaning of learning.

    Hiro avatar Hiro | Apr 16, 2019 01:06:43
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    @brianball Great and inspiring! Actually, I do in a similar way other than opening a Google Slide instead because it's easier to gathering multi-type materials. Also, " filter the Google search by Images. Scroll for 5 minutes without leaving" is what I do every time.

    5plus6 avatar 5plus6 | Apr 16, 2019 14:41:00
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      @5plus6 - oh -- fantastic. I'd love to read a reply with some ideas you have that I haven't included.

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Apr 15, 2019 23:42:44
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