HOW TO FIGURE SHIT OUT ON YOUR OWN
(AND BE PRODUCTIVE WITHOUT HAVING TO ASK OTHER PEOPLE ABOUT THINGS YOU CAN PROBABLY MANAGE BY YOURSELF)
The first thing you should be doing if things are confusing or you don’t know what’s going on is GOOGLING THINGS. We live in a time where there is access to pretty much whatever information you could ever need, so if you can’t figure something out, you might not be looking hard enough!
This extends to all things, like how to make a pie or how a suit should fit or who that actor you saw in that movie was. Learning is good. Here’s a practical example:
My computer is doing something weird! First thing you should do – google it.
There are 4 million results. You probably don’t need to read all of them before seeing that someone has had a similar issue, so with a little bit of effort, you can probably figure out what’s going on with your computer/whatever issue you’re trying to resolve.
Have you ever seen something and thought “I wonder how that was made?”
There’s probably already an existing tutorial that will show you how to make whatever you want. And once you know how to make something, there’s probably a better way to make it. Spend some time learning hot-keys and keyboard shortcuts to make your workflow quicker and easier. You can make yourself more efficient by just looking things up!
Here’s a nice picture of a mountain. I wonder where that mountain is.
Right click – Copy image address. Don’t copy the image, just the image address.
Plunk it into a reverse search engine like TinEye. To find the oldest source, sort it by oldest.
There it is. Originally posted to unsplash.com by Lee Roylland, AND it’s available for free use and download in it’s highest quality.