Give Yourself Permission
To Do It Badly
Published by Rachelle Disbennett-Lee
Wednesday, December 26, 2001
Being a beginner is an uncomfortable feeling.
Most people do not like not knowing how to do something.
However, when we begin anything new we are going to be awkward
at it. In the beginning, our motivation level will be way
up, but our competency will be way down. It takes time to
become good at a new skill. If we let go of having to look
good, we can enjoy the process of learning a new skill.
Being a beginner allows us the opportunity to be open to
new experiences. When we know everything, we are not open
to learning. Keep the beginner's mind and give yourself
permission to do things badly. Always challenge yourself
to learn more. Get comfortable with feeling awkward and
not knowing. It is the only way you will continue to learn,
grow and become a master at your craft.
The process is what teaches us what we want
to learn. But most of us resist or at least are not comfortable
with the process. In the learning process, we are inept
and out of our comfort zone. When we are first learning
something new we will do it badly and that is great. Those
who have never done anything badly have never become masters
of their skill.
What can you do badly today?
Daily Success Formula
Process + Learning + Willingness
= Path to Mastery
"Lessons learned by ourselves have
a greater value than lessons learned through others."
"Whether one has natural talent or not,
any learning period requires the willingness to suffer uncertainty
and embarrassment." Gail Sheehy