“By nature, we humans shrink from anything that seems possibly painful or overtly difficult.”
— Robert Greene
The ability to learn new skills is the entry ticket for being a knowledge worker. If you can’t learn and adapt, you fall flat on your face. But not all of us learn at the same pace, and not all of us reach the same level of mastery. Some of us get better with experience, and some of us seem to keep making the same mistakes over and over. Why?
When we learn any new skill, we usually learn just enough to become competent, and then our brains switch to autopilot. They’re lazy that way.