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Have you ever stopped yourself from doing something because you’re not an expert?
It shows up in surprising ways:
- I was never good at …
- I don’t know how to …
- Other people know more/are better at … than I am.
- If only other people saw me as an expert, I’d be okay.
- And one of my favorites, If I just learn one more thing, then I’ll be ready.
As we grow in our professions and lives, we create stories about needing to have the answers before we step into new situations. In doing so we create a threshold to cross before we’ll start, that prevents us from beginning.
We forget that expertise is an outcome of exploring, learning, practicing, and continuous improvement. Achieving a level of mastery is the acknowledgment of progress made, not an end.
We come into this world as beginners, full of curiosity and a willingness to discover what’s possible. This beginner’s mindset is one to keep coming back to throughout our lives. When we let go of being an expert and explore the possibilities, we make progress instead of barriers.
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