Ralph Waldo Emerson observed that, "All life is an experiment; the more experiments you make the better."
Emerson also said, "Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you."
The link between these two thoughts: when you have something important to accomplish, but are not quite sure how to achieve it, try a few experiments.
Create a hypothesis, or even just an interesting idea, and test it - with the goal of learning something new and useful. Identify what you learned and let that shape your next experiment.
This strategy can reduce your level of risk and break big challenges into a series of more manageable queries....