Allow yourself to be a beginner. No one starts out excellent.
At the first year of the university, little Anne had a class that involved learning tumbling and gymnastics moves.
This was something Anne had never tried before, and it scared her a lot. And that’s understandable. However, the problem was, a lot of Anne’s classmates were gymnasts. That made Anne think she was terrible rather than a beginner – and so instead of practising, she tried to hide by chit chatting with classmates during class.
Note: This is an awful way to learn a skill. And I don’t know what would have happened if a friend haven’t pushed me into trying, even though it was hard. At first we practiced alone, and by the time I had stopped being so self-conscious and started practising in front of the gymnast, how did they react?
“Remember to keep your arms straight”
“Remember to put pressure on the front of your hands and push your heels against each other”
They cheered on me. They gave me advice. And when I screwed up completely, we laughed together and they told me to try again.
If only I had admitted that I was new to this and found it hard from the beginning, it could have been a much more enjoyable experience.