Today we are going to cover stage two of the growth cycle. Yesterday we discussed stage one which was unconscious incompetence. Stage two is conscious incompetence.

This means that you know that you don’t know everything you need to know to accomplish your goals. You may realize that you have a lot to learn and a lot of new skills and habits that you need to build. You may feel overwhelmed that is there so much to do and you don’t really know where to start. You may be worried how you are going to accomplish your goals. Can you learn what you need to learn? Where do you go to learn it? Are you able to build new habits? Is your goals achievable? You may even feel as if this is not what you quite expected it to be.

This is all normal. Everyone goes through this stage where they feel uncertain. But like time it will pass. You will start to learn and build new habits. You will acquire new skills. You will meet the people that can help you along the way. You will make less and less mistakes. You will move from uncertain to being certain. It all takes time and trusting that you are on the right journey or path.

Tomorrow we will discuss stage three which is conscious competence.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do


Good Morning

Yesterday I explained that there was four stages of the growth cycle.

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

Today we are going to discuss briefly about stage one. At the unconscious incompetence stage you don’t really know what you don’t know. You are doing or learning something new and you have no idea what you really don’t know or what you need to know. Your excited level and energy is high. You are super excited to be doing this new thing but you don”t have the skill or knowledge to do it yet. This is okay. Everyone starts at this level. You also have no idea where you stand as far as skill or knowledge. This also is a good thing. This allows you to start something new with a fresh perspective. Your full is empty and is ready to be filled. Gaining new knowledge, skills, and etc,. is exciting. Stage one is fun and exciting. It feels fresh. It allow you imagination to run wild a bit. Thinking of all the great things that could happen. Try to keep this level of energy you have here high and embrace any challenges along the way in the other three growth stages.

Tomorrow we will discuss stage two of the growth cycle, Conscious Incompetence.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do