Making extraordinary ordinary

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I often reflect on my own development, and whether how I anticipated a challenge was later confirmed to be a fair reflection of the actual effort (and sometimes ‘stress’) involved.

Sometimes things turn out easier, sometimes more difficult – either new considerations come to light (not previously anticipated) or the effort required was misjudged. In any case, while it is something one does frequently, it is often difficult to ‘anticipate’ being competent at a specific task (ie, until one has achieved competence). In a way this can be compared to the implications of shopping at a supermarket when one is not hungry.

Being able to anticipate competence (or second best, having a high degree of confidence that you’ll get there without undue stress) can be hugely beneficial. Therefore, I wanted to think a little more how we can turn things that seem extraordinary into being ordinary.

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