Posts Tagged ‘beginner’

Always be a beginner

October 7, 2017

In the beginner’s mind, there are many possibilities. In the expert’s mind, there are few.

— Shunru Suzuki (Zen master)


I remind myself to always be a beginner, no matter how many years I’ve been working in an area.

We’re all beginners under the skin

August 23, 2008

From Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug:

We’re all beginners under the skin.  Scratch an expert  and you’ll often find someone who’s muddling through – just at a higher level.

Experts are rarely insulted by something that is clear enough for beginners.  Everyone appreciates clarity.  (True clarity, that is, and not just something that’s been “dumbed down.”)