1. Willful incompetence (those that don't want to learn)
2. Unconscious incompetence (people without a clue)
3. Conscious incompetence (people who just realize they don't have a clue)
4. Conscious competence (were most of us who train some are.)
5. Unconscious competence (where you strive to be)
If you are at 4 and keep your head you should prevail.
But better yet is to be at 5 and your mind is freed situational awareness with no distractions as to tools or techniques.
"The government has confiscated all of our rights and is selling them back to us in the form of permits."