Do First, Learn Later

Two days ago, we celebrated our friend’s achievement (due to company’s ruling, I am not allowed to disclose the company name or brand on my blog) together with a Christmas party. I am extremely happy for their achievement as they worked really hard for it. Success really comes to those who truly deserves it.

Anyway, for the party, I was in charge of the slide and music presentation. Basically I had to create a one minute video montage, as well as combine presentation slides and music at the right time throughout a three hour event.

At first my thought was this is tough job man. I mean I believe I am capable enough to help with the slides and music but to coordinate and present it in a manner that flows with the entire event and ensure it flows is a different thing. Nevertheless, I consulted the party’s host and clarified what was needed and I prepared myself for the day.

During pre-rehearsal time, we had some discussions and I realised that I wasn’t prepared enough. There are many things that needs to be inserted to the presentation flow and more music was needed. I had to source for music to include and I was running out of time. I was literally going crazy over the last minute mad rush to get things done.

Anyway, at the end of the day, the event was a success because everyone in there team put in their effort and made it work.

I have learned two very important lessons through this experience. The first lesson is You Can Never Be Too Prepared. I thought I was pretty well prepared until the changes were needed. But to get things done, all I had to do was to take action and not stop because of the challenges that surfaced. If I were to panic, worry about the lack of time and stop taking action, the end result for the event will be less ideal. 

The second lesson I learned is There Is No Need To Be Perfect. At the end of the day, the presentation and flow as good, but it doesn’t mean there is no hiccup. Some of the slides were not displayed properly, and I remember playing the wrong song at one time. But does it really matter? What matters is the party went well and people enjoyed the evening. 

I think the most important thing I learned here is to take action and do it first. The learning can come later. Many a times we are not successful because we are always trying to learn something before doing it. Remember, there is no need to be perfect.

And if you are still preparing yourself or waiting for the perfect moment to start anything, wait no further. Just take a bold step, trust yourself and invest your time in a proven system immediately!


Victor Lee is the owner of imVictorLee.com. Passionate in Affiliate Marketing, Personal Development and Training, Victor hopes to equip more people with skills and knowledge not just to make money online, but to have financial and time freedom for the things that matter most.
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Victor Lee

Victor Lee is the owner of imVictorLee.com. Passionate in Affiliate Marketing, Personal Development and Training, Victor hopes to equip more people with skills and knowledge not just to make money online, but to have financial and time freedom for the things that matter most. Click Here if you would like an opportunity to work with Victor.

2 Comments

  • Zhifang Ma

    Reply Reply December 27, 2016

    Wonderful Victor, i’ve got a lot from your eBook—The Happiness Book, and also shared to our friends who need guidence of setting life goals and pursuing happiness. Thanks a million Victor, hope your work and life will be better and better, hope we can continue to learn from you. Good luck!

    • Victor Lee

      Reply Reply December 27, 2016

      Hi Zhifang, thank you for your kind words. Glad you enjoyed my ebook. I hope we can connect some day and I wish you success too.

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