“I’m always doing things I can’t do, that’s how I get to do them.“ ~ Picasso
This is a powerful quote that resonates deeply with me. Thinking this way gets me moving on projects, and “stuff” that maybe I had been dumb enough or smart enough to think that I couldn’t really do. Smart enough to know that I’m not yet an expert at it and haven’t mastered it beyond absolute beginner level. Dumb enough to potentially let that stop me from beginning.
If we doubt our adaptability and the benefits of a beginner mindset, and our aptitude to learn, it may derail our plans and confidence to begin a new project or adventure. Sometimes we don’t know that we can do something until we have already finished doing it, surprising ourselves. Or maybe not. This is why I love this Picasso quote.