Conscious competence is an important concept in leadership and personal development. It’s the ability to perform a skill at the peak of your ability, not just doing it on autopilot, but with full awareness of what you’re doing and why. Conscious competence requires attention, focus and feedback—three things that can be hard for busy people to find when they’re trying to do everything at once. But when we focus on one thing at a time, even if it feels like we’re taking small steps forward rather than giant leaps forward, we’ll increase our level of conscious competence over time while also increasing our enjoyment! Watch as I explain how this works in my latest video:
Conscious competence is a step beyond unconscious competence. It’s the ability to perform a skill at the peak of your ability, without having to think about it. When you can do something without thinking about it, that means that you have mastered it and are able to perform it subconsciously. Conscious competence is the next level up from this–it’s being able to perform tasks at peak performance while still being aware of what you’re doing and why.
How to achieve conscious competence
The key to achieving conscious competence is to practice the skill until you can perform it without thinking about it. If you are learning how to drive a car, for example, you will need to practice driving over and over again until your body knows exactly what to do when you get behind the wheel. This can be difficult because sometimes people forget what they have learned if they don’t use their skills regularly; however, if we want our skillsets as musicians or performers in any way shape or form (or even just being able to walk up stairs), then we must make sure that every day we are practicing those skills so they become second nature!
Practice makes perfect!
Conscious competence is the ability to perform a skill at the peak of your ability.
Conscious competence is the ability to perform a skill at the peak of your ability. It requires practice, focus and repetition. The first stage of skill development is unconscious incompetence; this means that you are unaware of all the things you don’t know about something, which can lead to mistakes. The second stage is conscious incompetence; here, you’re aware of what needs improving and working on improving it consistently until it becomes second nature. When you reach conscious competence with a certain task or set of tasks (e.g., driving), then you’re ready for advanced studies–or as we call them around here: “conscious mastery.”
The ability to perform a skill at the peak of your ability is something that everyone should strive for. It doesn’t matter if you’re a professional athlete or just trying to improve in your own backyard, consciously competent people have an edge over those who aren’t as aware of their abilities or don’t work hard enough to achieve them.