They say that the best teacher is experience but with our scarce time and very little inclination towards pain, we might want to tweak that a little. Instead of just ‘learning by doing’ or ‘learning from experience’, it might save us a lot of time and disappointments if we could learn from other people’s experiences. Believe it or not, there are people who have already walked in your shoes or have done something similar to what you intended.
As Tony Robbins succinctly said,
“SUCCESS LEAVES CLUES”
With that in mind, put in some effort and source out those life experiences of people that you aspire to be like or paths you want to take. There is most probably already a biography or writing of that subject out there.