28. Three Thoughts: How to Get Better at Being a Beginner
Being a beginner happens ALL the time, whether you're 5 or 95! Beginnings are things like speaking up at a meeting, asking someone on a date, learning how to use new technology, becoming a parent and grieving the loss of a parent. We experience things with a degree of newness any time we don't feel like an expert - which means most of the time! We may feel 100% confident speaking with our team colleagues, and the opposite asking a question in a painting class. Context matters. Learning to be a beginner while showing empathy for yourself is a life skill extraordinaire. Here are a few ways to do it.
Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway, Susan Jeffers