I’m the kind of person who is generally unafraid to try new things and I like to jump in with guns a’blazing. But on the other hand, I like to be really, really good at what I do. I’m starting a new endeavor soon—don’t want to reveal too much yet, as it ‘s not 100% solidified—but it’s something that is going to be a big change for me.
I know I can’t start out as an expert right away, so I recall finding comfort in this “How To Be An Expert” chart and thought it would help to revisit it.
It makes me feel better to know we all have to push through the “Suck Threshold” before we can come out on the other side. Knowing this can help get us through it: “Hey, it’s not just me who sucks…this happens to everyone!”
I hope you also find some comfort in this when you are starting off on something new and exciting. Just have patience, work hard, pay attention, and keep on pushing past the “suck threshold” to the “kicking ass” threshold! You’ll get there. Me too! 🙂
More on my new endeavor shortly…stay tuned! Meanwhile, if you have any tips on finding your footing in a new environment, please share! I know we’ve all been there at one point or another!
P.S. I can’t remember where I borrowed this graphic from, so if it belongs to you, please let me know and I’m more than happy to credit you. Rock on!