It can be tempting to continue to do what you’re excellent at – after all, our society generally ties excellence to value.
Starting something new, unlearning old behaviors, or developing a new skill can especially be frightening because it’s likely we will not be excellent at it.
But it’s easy to not only hide behind our excellence in a certain arena, but also believe that this is an either-or situation.
That in order to begin something (and likely be bad at it) means that you lose your existing skill set or reputation.
But this is farther from the truth, and often excellence in one area can allow you to develop faster in others.
What’s the opportunity cost for deciding to NOT learn something new today?