He used to be good at doing what he did
He learned to be afraid he’d make mistakes
and lose what sense of self value he had
and not be as good as he’d been.
He could still be good at things he’d do
but it became hard to do them
because he was afraid of not being good
and letting someone down
so he started avoiding doing things
Then he started avoiding people.
He started to fear
he was not good enough
because he no longer got things done.
Then he started trying again
not to be good
but to get things done
one step at a time
simply doing more
than he’d done before
And it was good
and he was succeeding
not because he was good
but because he was learning
how to learn.