Pain is shareable. Shared pain distributes the impact and avoids catastrophes arising from localized pain. The act of sharing creates an atmosphere of cooperation, which builds camaraderie. To ask for help is not a selfish act, it’s an essential part of teamwork.
The more informed you are the more informed your decisions will be. To improve your decision making process embrace reality. Reality begins with observation. Become a student of observation.
To do your best work you’ll need to communicate with a diverse group of people. People want to understand you, so speak to be understood. The simpler your language the more accessible your words and thus ideas will be.
People have their own internal motivations. Don’t assume what motivates one person motivates another. With every new person suspend judgment and listen for intent. What drives them? Also remember intent can change over time. With this knowledge you’ll be better informed in how to move forward in your relationship.
Progress is quantifiable. If you’re interested in making positive changes in your life or an organization then be sure the results are verifiable. Remove the guesswork by tracking your metrics over time. It starts with your first data point; the baseline.
Practice makes perfect or thereabouts. Repeating activities will make sequencing these activities in real-world environments much simpler. Where mistakes are costly, prefer to learn in a sandbox environment.
What are the core concepts? If you had to reduce the current subject matter down to it’s simplest components how would you do that? When learning something new be sure to focus the majority of your efforts on grokking the most useful material.