Success is Wrapped in Incompetence

“Change creates incompetence…change creates an environment where you are not an expert.” – Seth Godin

Learning requires admitting gaps in current skills and knowledge (gaps called incompetence and ignorance) and filling those gaps.

But it’s not easy.

Learning and growing (and in the end success) necessitates becoming comfortable with incompetence.

Whether you’re studying for the CSP exam, learning a second language, parenting, going to night school, pivoting to another career, or starting a business, incompetence must be met head on. You won’t know much, be good at much, or see much success at first. It’s normal and to be expected.

All success is wrapped in layers of incompetence. Peel back the layers by learning, persisting, and growing.

Everything you want is underneath.

I dare you.

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