Give Yourself Permission To Be An Amateur

All of us like to be good at what we do.

And at least the great majority of us don’t like to be seen as not sure of ourselves,

However, when we are in that state, we are limiting our growth.

After all, we can’t learn new skills if we never try anything new.

And when we try something new, we are going to look like an amateur.

For some of us, we can embrace being an amateur in some areas of our lives but not others.

Is that helping us? Not really.

We’re getting stuck again. When we’re concerned about how we look to others we are limiting our growth.

I’m as guilty of this as anyone else. After all, I’m supposed to be a marketing expert, how do I go about asking for marketing help?

I just do it.

After all, no one knows everything about everything, and I don’t want to try.

Many times, the answers I get are better than anything I could have thought of or they are things that I have taught others.

After all, it’s easier to work on someone else’s business than it is to work on your own.

Now back to being an amateur.

If you see yourself in anything above, ease into the idea of being an amateur. Take an area that no one expects you to know anything about that you’re interested in and try something.  You’ll see that you can do something and that if it’s not perfect, it’s OK.

And as you get comfortable in safe areas expand your willingness to test and try new things into areas that you already are good at.

Who knows what you’ll find.

And you may pick up some new hobbies or interests along the way.

Have a great day!


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