Conscious Incompetence

Learning new skills is a part of life, and an important part of starting a new business.

We all move through Broadwell’s “Four Stages of Competence” at our own speed, paced solely by our desire to get better at our newly acquired skill: the more we want it, the more we work at it.

Being stuck in “conscious incompetence” really sucks. Being well aware that we don’t know how to do something properly is a tough burden to bear. But if we don’t go through this phase, and we don’t make the mistakes necessary to learn what we’re supposed to be doing, we’ll never progress, we’ll never get better, and we’ll never grow.

Learning a new skill, especially when our livelihood depends on it, can be a trying time. But, if we want to be successful, we’ve got to push on.

If it were easy, everyone would be doing it.

If the road is easy, you’re likely going the wrong way.

Terry Goodkind

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