Starting and building a business from scratch is a “learn as you go, change as you go, pay as you go, build as you go” process.
Building a business from scratch is like walking through a maze with many doors. Once you open one, 100 new doors present themselves.
As you move your way through the maze, you need to stop and check you location. Look at the map or follow the GPS. If you are in wrong place, move.
But if you have discovered a new place, there is nothing wrong with exploiting it. You might end up in a place you didn’t intend to be in.
Once you know how to assemble an electronic device, every computer seems a bit less mysterious. Once you know how to give a speech, you see things in the speeches others give.
Learning how to make things turns you from a spectator into a participant, from someone at the mercy of the system to someone who is helping to run the system.
Learning how to make gives you the guts to make more, to fail more often, to get better at making.
Extract from: The StartUp Revolution: Fit In or Stand Out