Today was the first day of school for my two (not so little) ones. As I watched them joyfully inspect and try out all their new resources. I began to think about the hours I spend gathering resources compared to the minutes I spend learning how to use them. Their actions reminded of the quote above, which is made painfully clear when attached to the image below.
Why do I spend so little time learning how to use my resources? I have the ability to Google it and have the answer in nano-seconds, yet, after two-years, I still don't know how to use all the features of my phone, and have yet to master Scrivener. Why do I move on to the next new thing, before figuring out the answer to the last old thing? I don't have the answer. However, I can say watching them made me realize that making time to learn proper usage of the resource is equally as important as the gathering of resources.
Today, I think I'll schedule some time to figure how all the features of Scrivener work. The features are why I bought the program in the first place. Right? As for my phone, well, Verizon has a wonderful new every two, plan, so I think I'll wait until I get my new phone next month.