Regardless of what task or skill or goal you hope to accomplish, or have ever accomplished, you have and will go through the same 4 Phases of Success:
Everyone goes through these phases. With this knowledge in mind, you can easily monitor your progress as you pursue your current or future goals. When you feel overwhelmed, you can expect frustration to be waiting around the corner. Anticipate it, and embrace it. Feeling frustrated? Fear not – mastery awaits you soon. Stick with it and you’ll reap your reward.
These 4 Phases of Success are modelled after a 1970s learning model called the 4 Stages of Competence.
Learn them, and use them to take stock of where you’re at with your goals, and to anticipate what lies ahead.