It’s real easy to get caught up thinking that you’re good at something. It’s a dangerous thought because confidence pushes out the beginner’s mind and you start to lose the important subtlety and excitement of learning. The confidence and speed that you learn at allows you to progress faster towards a goal, but this eventually leads to mistakes because you are assuming knowledge. Slow down and don’t rush your progress. Trust the process and give in to real learning with the idea of mastery. Rather than how fast you can go, slow down and think of how much you have to learn. The beginners mind is a humble mind and that is the most valuable place you can be. True confidence comes from experience and not from how quickly you have achieved something. That, is ego. He who learns fastest has the longest road to go.
Published by Sean Dube
B.Sc. Kinesiology, ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer, Weight Lifter, Actor, Aspiring Polymath. View all posts by Sean Dube