Two approaches to incompetence

One. We learn something new. We achieve conscious incompetence. We dislike the feeling of inadequacy. We find ways to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. When time is of the essence, shortcuts become the obvious choice. To get better at golf I buy more expensive equipment. (We do this with any sport really.) To […]

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Recap

We improve through experience. Experience is expensive. Experience takes time. It makes sense to make sure we get maximum return on investment from every experience. Recap is how we do this. The returns and learning capital is highest as soon as possible after the event. Recap is free. You X Ventures

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Explanation Lenses

It’s when we attempt to justify our current realities. We conjure up excuses. We shift focus. We abdicate responsibility. So does everyone else. We are fooled into thinking this behaviour is normal. It’s not. Normal behaviour is defined by the default setting. That which is not taught but comes naturally. Kids are inquisitive. They discover. […]

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Extra Effort

That exactly what it feels like. Extra, additional, over and above. In this case, it’s effort. It requires time and attention. It asks for sacrifice. How do I justify increasing discomfort for something that is not required? Worse of all is even if I did it, it would likely go unnoticed. Seems like a bad […]

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Embracing Incompetence

Every once in a while it pays to stretch your comfort zone. Expose yourself to a situation or activity that you have no background in. It reminds us what incompetence feels like. A reality check that brings us down from the pedestals we’ve so meticulously crafted. It makes us feel insecure and out of control. […]

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