Do Something That Scares You


Why is it important to do something that scares you, especially when you're trying to learn a new skill? If you do something scary you will learn a lot faster, that's why.

Sticking within your comfort zone will allow you to practise old skills, but you're not going to learn a lot of new things from it. Going to the other extreme and trying something terrifying could leave you disillusioned and put you off trying anything different ever again. But if you go for something that is in the scary zone but it still seems possible then you're are going to learn incredibly quickly.

This is what I tried when I started using the digital sculpting app ZBrush. I had gone from never having used anything like it before to having a go at creating a realistic eye. It took me a long time to do it and I had to start again quite a few times. I had to read about certain features of the app and also watch videos about other aspects. And while the final result is far from perfect, I learnt a lot from doing it.

You can see my having a go at something scary in the video above.

See you next time.

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