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

STAGE THREE OF THE GROWTH CYCLE

The past two days we discussed Stages 1 and 2 of the growth cycle which are unconscious incompetence and conscious incompetence. Now today we are going to discuss stage three which is conscious competence.

Conscious competence is where the transformation of your new skills, knowledge, habits, and etc are taking place. You are competent in what you are doing however you still have to think about it. These new skills, habits, and knowledge have not been completely programmed into your mind and body yet. You are getting better each day but you have to put a lot of thought into it. You have to think about what you are doing. You are still making adjustments along the way. By the time you reach this stage you are probably starting to feel better about yourself as you see the results happen. Especially if you had any worries or concerns during stage two when you realized you don’t know what you need to know. Stage three the knowledge and the habits are building up. You are consciously seeking out more and more. You are purposely working on developing yourself.

Tomorrow is the fourth and final stage of the growth cycle; Unconscious Competence.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

4 STAGES OF GROWTH

Good Morning

I would like to talk about the four stages of growth over the next five days. The cycle of growth is something we all go through thousands and thousands of times throughout our lifetime. Most of the time we do this unconsciously. Our unconscious mind is very powerful and guides us through our lives. It helps us through the cycle of growth. However if we were to consciously focus on the cycle of growth we would become greater than what we are currently.

The cycle of growth involves four steps.

  1. Unconscious Incompetence
  2. Conscious Incompetence
  3. Conscious Competence
  4. Unconscious Competence

We all go through each step of the growth cycle with various expectations, energy levels, and various attitudes. Some steps take longer than others depending on many different factors. The important part is that you go through the process with focus on the process. One must embrace and enjoy the process.

So tomorrow we will be discussing step one which is Unconscious Imcompetence.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do