Being a beginner, again.

When I start I know I am not going to be able to finish it. That really worries me and therefor I question myself a lot before I even start. Which of course I won’t be able to answer because I already thought of something else that I need to question first. This is the never ending circle and leads to the same point every time. It discourages me and forces me to end dreams. They better be in a thrash can than in my head.
Yet here I am, it’s 2022 and this is the 100th blog I am trying to write and post. The latter is important as I don’t arrive at the part of posting my writing. When I dissect my thoughts and the process that follows I see a bright and clear reason. Fear.

Being a beginner at anything can be an intimidating and overwhelming experience. Whether it’s starting a new job, learning a new skill, or picking up a new hobby, the feeling of being inexperienced and unsure of oneself can be daunting. However, it’s important to remember that being a beginner is a natural and necessary part of the learning process. Everyone has to start somewhere, and it’s through making mistakes and learning from them that we grow and improve.

One of the biggest challenges of being a beginner is the fear of failure. It’s natural to want to excel at something right away, but it’s important to recognize that failure is a necessary part of the learning process. Making mistakes allows us to identify areas where we need to improve and learn from them so that we can do better next time. As the saying goes, “failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.”

Another challenge of being a beginner is feeling like you don’t belong or aren’t good enough. It’s common to compare ourselves to others who are more experienced and feel like we don’t measure up. However, it’s important to remember that everyone starts somewhere and that everyone has their own journey. It’s also important to remember that we are often our own harshest critic, and that others are often more supportive and encouraging than we give them credit for.

One of the most rewarding aspects of being a beginner is the sense of progress and accomplishment that comes with learning something new. As we gain experience and improve, we begin to feel more confident and capable in our abilities. Celebrating small wins and milestones along the way can help to build momentum and motivation, and can make the learning process more enjoyable and fulfilling.

Overall, being a beginner can be a challenging but rewarding experience. It’s important to embrace the learning process, be patient with ourselves, and celebrate our progress along the way. With time and practice, we can become experts in whatever we set our minds to.