STAGE FOUR OF THE GROWTH CYCLE: UNCONSCIOUS COMPETENCE

Good Morning

Well here is Stage four of the growth cycle; Unconscious Competence. By the time you have got to this stage you have gone through unconscious incompetence, conscious incompetence, conscious competence, and now you are at unconscious competence.

Unconscious competence is when you are doing all the right things from developing all the good habits you have been working on and you are not even realizing you are doing them. You are on autopilot. Through all your learning and building good habits which you mind and body loves, you can now do all these things you have developed without having to think about them or putting in too much focus.

A lot of the things you do in your every day life is actually stage four of the growth cycle. Examples are; eating, sleeping, drinking, walking, running, talking, reading, lifting, driving, brushing your teeth, showering, getting dress, and so forth. All these things require little to no thought to do them because through positive practice you developed the skills and knowledge to do them. Your unconscious mind does all the work for you so your conscious mind can focus on more important things. It would be a pain in the butt if you have to focus on every little thing you did. Most likely less and less things would get done because it would become a burden on you.

However just because you can develop good habits and skills through the growth cycle, you can also develop bad habits, skills, and wrong knowledge. This is why you have to focus on going through the other three stages with the objectives of developing god habits, the right knowledge, keeping motivated, and so forth. The first three stages does require way more focus so that by the time stage four comes around you will be on the right track for success.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

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