What does one do when they don’t know what to┬ádo?

“He (Death) went back to writing…” Makers, Doctorow, 289

Through this quote, I mean that by doing what you need to do, one can find out how to do it. Something I’ve been kicking around in my head for the last couple of weeks is that I see a lot of people not asking for help, but simply trying things out and seeing what works. I think it’s an interesting approach to working things through. It doesn’t always work out, for example, I just threw myself into my duck design and it took my about three weeks to get the beak down. It’s something I see people doing a lot though. I wonder if it’s worked out better for other people.