I spent this weekend in my 1st weekend of yoga teacher training. To be faced with the challenge of learning something knew is exhilarating and at the same time terrifying. At times, it was a very unsettling experience. To realize that I don't know the answers. I don't know where to begin or where I am trying to go. I don't even know the questions to ask. Can you say FRUSTRATION! This is not me - I have the answers, I know my stuff!
When learning something new there are 4 stages we go through. Each stage generates different emotions and fears.
- unconsciously incompetent - you don't know what you don't know
- consciously incompetent - you know you don't know
- consciously competent - you know you know
- unconsciously competent - you don't know you know