Beginner's Mind

"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities; in the expert's mind there are few". Shunryu Suzuki.

I think it's important to remember this concept when we learn something new as adults. The biggest obstacle I encounter when teaching adults is to help them unlearn self-defeating behaviours. The inability to just let yourself 'practice' without the expectation of achievement right away is the number one hindrance to progress.