Often fear of failure leads to being stuck in our current state. Our perspective on failure is clearly related to whether we move into new opportunities in our life or remain stuck in situations where we are frustrated with our circumstances. In this podcast, Andee and Rhonda explore the brain process of moving from stuck to higher levels of competence, as well as how our perspective on failure impacts our ability to get unstuck.
The Conscious Competence Learning model was developed in the 1970’s by Noel Burch at the Gordon Training Institute. And this is what our brain tells us. There is a process we go through as we develop a new skill/knowledge/thinking process. This is how it goes:
For many who are stuck in their role, this is the place they fear. They know if they admit their conscious incompetence, they’re going to need assistance in some way to learn the new thing that will get them unstuck. And so they stay stuck, frustrated with where they are; knowing that there must be something better, but unable to find a way to the place they need to go. That’s the time and place where a coach, a counselor or a mentor could be so valuable in helping them see a different option, a way of moving from conscious incompetence to conscious competence.
The Conscious Competence Learning Model is a cycle that repeats over and over in our lives. We become competent in one area and find another where we desire to develop our skill, a new area of competence that will add to our repertoire of tools for success.