Often the most challenging aspect of learning a new skill is not the skill itself, but our own limiting beliefs and mindset.
The process of learning a new skill can look something like this:
We decide to learn a new skill, or pick up a new hobby, because we expect to enjoy it.
Once we start studying or practicing, however, we quickly realize how much work lies ahead in order to become proficient.
All too often, this leads to self-imposed pressure, time limits, or unrealistic goals. Our ideas of how we “should” be progressing prevent our full enjoyment of the activity.
Enthusiasm can all too quickly turn to frustration, and even abandonment of the activity.
In case it's not obvious – I speak from experience!
I write this as someone who can be both impatient and something of a perfectionist - a combination that can wreak havoc if I allow it to.
However, it has also made me a ‘mindset enthusiast.’
Over the years I have discovered processes to lessen the frustration that we all experience at some point, when our drawings or skills aren’t progressing the way we had envisioned.