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Embracing Your Own Incompetence
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Embracing Your Own Incompetence

Have you ever felt anxious about or frustrated by not being able to do something as well as you’d like? Do you actively avoid situations which might highlight your lack of knowledge/skills? Me too! All the time! And although we think we’re being kind to ourselves by not facing what we don’t feel competent achieving, this avoidance strategy is feeding our anxiety. Instead, this post talks about bravely embracing our areas of incompetence, head on, and looks at the benefits this can achieve for the whole family.

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