When you push into areas that are totally new for you there is a perfectly natural tendency to to feel like you cannot be effective without the full information or knowledge that you are missing. That something which will help you be effective.
Knowledge is great, it is key and you must seek it and manage it to be anything however, it does not and will never replace great execution. That can be done day 1 or day 1001. A short story for you all;
A determined book salesman once told a farmer that ‘a set of books on scientific agriculture’ would teach him to farm better. To which the farmer replied: ‘Hell, son, I don’t farm half as good as I know how.’
I think about this story whenever I’m about to fall into the trap of thinking I need more knowledge, when usually I just need better execution. As I consider the year so far I go back to this thought.