When we're learning something new we all encounter three stages of learing.
The first one is impossible and you have thoughts like - "I can't do that".
The second one is possible and you have thoughts like - "Now, I can remember, half of it'.
The third one is mastery and you have thoughts like ' "Now I've got it".
Everytime you go through these stages and it depends how many times you spend practising in each stage, before you move on towards the next stage.
So, as you move out of your comfort zone...remember you can't learn something overnight, but you can learn how to do it eventually.
For example, when you're learning HOW to deal with difficult people - it's a learning curve.
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Good Luck with your new skills.