By Doing It

Remember those home movies or photos of you learning how to walk ? You’d probably just turned age 1 or so, and you had no patience for just sitting around waiting to come of age — having fully figured out how to go about strutting your stuff across the room.  Instead, there you were on the floor trying it out, getting up with the help of a chair or sofa, stumbling your way to your first fall… then another… and then another. Day after day you encountered ways that didn’t work but yet persisted, gradually eliminating the failures just by trying it out.

There are books and YouTube videos on practically everything these days, but some new endeavors — like walking — just have to be experienced. The video cannot possibly guide a one year old on what to do differently after each fall.

In fact, isn’t this the way you learn to do just about everything that’s important? By doing it?

I did.

Joseph Wegmann, R.Ph., LCSW is a licensed clinical pharmacist and a clinical social worker with more than thirty years of experience in the field of psychopharmacology. His diverse professional background in psychopharmacology and counseling affords him a unique perspective on medication management issues. In addition to consulting with numerous psychiatric facilities, he has presented psychopharmacology seminars to thousands of clinicians in 46 states.

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