Not quite knowing what you are doing

I retweet a lot of stuff I find interesting, but sometimes there’s something that really sticks with me which deserves more than a retweet. Here’s one of them:

Work is most fulfilling when you’re at the comfortable, exciting edge of not quite knowing what you are doing.

@alaindebotton

It reminds me of the advice to Be the Worst, where musicians found that the “worst” person in an orchestra would kind of automatically adapt and play up to the level of his peers. Thrust yourself into situations where you’re “at the comfortable, exciting edge of not quite knowing what you’re doing,” surrounded by people above your level, and you’ll have a hard time not growing.

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