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Life would be great if life didn’t get in the way. Our lives seldom run smoothly. We always experience challenges usually at the most inopportune time.

The majority of the people reading this could never build a freeway. They would have no idea how to make that happen.

Or even where to start.

On the other hand almost everyone reading this could dig a ditch. Dig it wide enough and you could drive a car down your ditch. But wouldn’t the freeway be a more attractive choice?

Ditch or Freeway

During the Eisenhower administration an interstate highway system was built.

Long roads that would reduce travel time and were safer than the two lane highways that connected everyone previously.

You only had to go through towns if you wanted to. Otherwise your drive was unobstructed coast to coast.

It was called the freeway.

Ditch or Freeway Knowledge?

Ditch or Freeway is in the eye of the beholder.

For example you can wash dishes by hand (ditch) or use the dishwasher (freeway).

You can start your own business by trial and error (ditch) or read everything you can about what you need to know before you start your own business (freeway).

Which is easier?

There is no guarantee that all your small business questions will be answered in a book or YouTube video.

However, the more you know in advance the easier it will be to adjust to the speed bumps life places in your way.

I’m a great believer in letting others do the trial and error and I will happily benefit from their failures.

I’m guessing several companies took a shot at making light bulbs after Edison tried a thousand different methods that failed before finding that one that worked.

Some Final Thoughts

It’s been said that the entire amount of knowledge on earth doubles every 13 months. Pretty amazing when you think about it.

I believe the reason for this tidal wave of knowledge is that I can look up your ideas and compare them to what I’m trying to do.

Would Edison have perfected the light bulb or any of his other inventions faster if he’d had access to what others had tried and eliminated?

Many brilliant people tried to conquer the skies. I’m not sure how much access Wilber and Orville had to the failures that went before them but if they had did that give them a freeway?

Or were the Wright Brothers the ditch and Boeing the freeway? What say you?

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