Would you like to know how to make being a beginner and learning something new more fun and less frustrating?
Be Willing to Do It Badly
Yes, really! Being willing to make mistakes and do something badly as really is the key to learning and enjoying it.
Think back, before the perfectionism and comparison set in, to a time when you were trying something for the very first time. Wasn’t it exciting? You could try something just to see what happened and whatever happened was fun and new – it didn’t matter if it turned out “right.” You may not have even known, or cared, what “right” was, all that mattered at that moment was how engaged you were with this new and wonderful thing.
That’s the joy of learning and discovery and it’s the gift of being a beginner. But, it’s completely ruined if we’re constantly worried about making a mistake or not being perfect.
When we’re rattling around in our head about how it’s going to turn out and what people will think and what might happen and what if this doesn’t work and so many more versions, that gets in the way of learning and cancels out the joy.
Be willing to make bad art and the good art will come!