The Perils of DIY

personal development Dec 14, 2020
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There are activities worth pursuing as DIY (do it yourself) projects.

For instance, I get a lot of joy out of preparing meals for my family. Sure, I might check out a recipe online or a YouTube video if it's a dish I never made before, but I find fulfillment in the hands on experience of doing it myself.

I feel the same way about landscaping or creating a quote image for posting on social media, and innumerable other activities. I bet you do too. These are hobbies, activities engaged in for their own sake and our own enjoyment, endeavors that I dabble in.

But when you need a haircut, or dental work, or a car repair, do you simply watch a video or read an article and then give it a go? My guess is, no; you hire someone with training and whom you trust to ensure it's done right. 

What about your endeavor? When it comes to leaning in and leveling up in the difference only you can make, are you treating it like a DIY project?

Scott Perry, Chief Difference-Maker at  C reative on Purpose

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