James Bach


Level 0: I overcame obliviousness

I now realize there is something here to learn.

Level 1: I overcame intimidation

I feel I can learn this subject or skill. I know enough about it so that I am
not intimidated by people who know more than me.

Level 2: I overcame incoherence

I no longer feel that I'm pretending or hand-waving. I feel reasonably
competent to discuss or practice. What I say sounds like what I think I know.

Level 3: I overcame competence

Now I feel productively self-critical, rather than complacently good enough. I
want to take risks, invent, teach, and push myself. I want to be with other
enthusiastic students.