If I only knew then what I know now.
When you’re learning a new skill, it can be tempting to dive right in. It’s always more fun to play with the new tool than read about it how others are using it.
But if you want to learn efficiently it can be helpful to start with context.
When I first started coaching designers at Springboard, the most common questions I’d get near the end of the course centered on what it was really like for designers in the real world.
It quickly became obvious how helpful that information would have been at the start of the course.
So if you’re teaching yourself, take a moment to go get some context.