Quicksprout brings us a nice write up today by Neil Patel, a software development giant who has had numerous multi-million dollar startup companies under his belt.

I love this article because of his emphasis:

When we first started creating software companies seven years ago, not much information was available about what we should do. So, we learned by making mistakes. Luckily, we were able to figure things out, and our businesses thrived.

So true of those former times! And yet, where do we find ourselves now? In the midst of the greatest intellectual revolution ever! Is that an overstatement? I don’t think so…as long as you utilize it. What am I talking about? The internet.

There is so much information at our fingertips. I mean, it’s so easy to get information these days that we don’t even have to type complete sentences into our search fields (it auto-fills in our search queries for us!), we just click from the drop down menu and we’re on our way.

And here’s why this is so important…as Patel details how he learned from his mistakes, with the information now at our fingertips we have one of two options:

  1. We can, like Patel, learn from our mistakes, or…
  2. We can learn from the mistakes of others while we research on the net

Are you utilizing all the resources around you today as you plan your career, your business, your next move? One resource that is so great, and one we should really go to first, is the net and the stories of those who have paved the way before us. We can learn from them…their victories, their mistakes, their side-steps. We can learn so that we don’t have to blindly go where no one has gone before.

And this is great for us, because as we go it together through the experience of others, we will find comfort for ourselves in our own paths. So take some time today to do a bit of reading, research, and good ‘ol “googling,” and you will find a plethora of information at your fingertips. So build out and build up by learning from the best.