Not me, but could be.
I generally feel there is a lesson in everything and I can't help but wonder if the lesson in this all is that we all feel confused, lost, and hopeless at times when scaling the learning curve of ANY new skill.
A couple of weeks ago I got the website process underway in earnest by attending a class in how to build a wordpress website. Although the teacher was fabulous and very clear in her explanations, everything was new to me and very hard to understand. I frantically scribbled lots of notes incomprehensible at the time, that I keep referring back to and truthfully, each time they make a bit more sense. It occurred to me that maybe this is how some of my clients feel when they first come to me? Maybe they are totally new to healthy eating and I, wanting to give tons of value, overload them with more information than they can even process.
When I think of it this way, that all of my struggles are just part of the learning process and that without the challenge of learning and accomplishing new things we stagnate and stew in our own mediocrity, I feel more energized to press on.
I also realized that, again, not unlike the weight loss process, it is very easy to want the end result without the work it takes to get there. I have the dream of a successful online component to add to my business, enabling me to help even more people all around the world. That's a pretty big goal and it makes me really, really excited...
But all the difficult-to-master steps I must make to get me to the end goal have me feeling frustrated and impatient. Me thinks it's time to take a dose of my own medicine.
Post on patience here: http://emilysegal.blogspot.com/2010/07/stay-course.html
Post on practice here: http://emilysegal.blogspot.com/2010/08/10000-hours.html
The best times in life are when the teacher becomes the student. This process will help me treat people more compassionately. It with enable me to understand that as confusing html is to me, so are aduki beans to others. I now understand that I need to go slower sometimes.
Seven times today I emailed the teacher of my wordpress class and 7 times she patiently talked me off the ledge. Another parallel for my own business.
And now my friends, I have burned those same aduki beans I just mentioned above because I was writing this post and not paying attention to the stove.
OK, OK, I get it! Enough lessons for now please...