No one is born an expert. Not even this guy!
One of the biggest buzz-kills to motivation is the false belief that we have to be brilliant at something. It’s as if we can’t fail, otherwise “what’s the point?”.
If you recognise that you have high expectations of yourself whenever you attempt something new, you might have had these thoughts before too.
Putting so much pressure on ourselves from the outset can be a barrier for attempting to learn new skills or put ourselves out there. We fear looking like a novice or beginner, or worry that other people might notice our weaknesses.
We all want to feel successful at new things, especially if we put time and effort into something.
But if we’re willing to accept being a learner for a while, it can really help when we feel rewarded for our hard work by noticing our improvements and progress. These incremental gains can help to build motivation and give us the incentive to keep going.
Go on, dare to try something new…and be willing to learn along the way!
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