No one likes being bad at things. We aspire to excellence and professionalism in everything that we do. No matter how great you are, you can’t be good at everything. You shouldn’t be either.

For all of us, there are some things we don’t do particularly well. The temptation is to spend time to develop these areas. Since we hate the feeling of inadequacy, addressing it seems like the most logical step.

Most of us will only ever master a short list of things and be professionally competent in a few more. Expanding this list does not increase your competence, it dilutes it. Learning to embrace our ‘suck’ it a helpful leap forward.

It releases us from the pressure of knowing how to do everything. It enables us to appreciate things others do well. It protects us against doing things just well enough to think we are competent, and just poorly enough to make a mess.

Embrace your ‘suck’!

Appreciate the brilliance of others!

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