“Can I Do It?” Accurately Assessing Our Skills

Credit: iStock.com/aNdreas Schindl
Credit: iStock.com/aNdreas Schindl
My husband just took a wood-turning class, and the night before, he slept very little, worrying about his skills and whether he’d be able to complete the course projects. This from a person who builds houses, boats, and furniture, who forges knives, can repair just about anything, and already has an impressive collection of bowls that he’s turned. How could he possibly imagine he wouldn’t do well in the course?

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