We’re never perfectly ready for assignments and roles that are beyond our current experience. Ones that depend on skills we have yet to fully master. But it is exactly those stretch assignments that prove our potential and accelerate our learning. Unless they are truly not ready, leaders who give team members the opportunity to stretch do them a huge developmental favor.
The times I've had these kinds of conversations with my kids are the times that they have completely outperformed expectations. Including the first time teaching to ride a bike. I wanted to prep him so he wouldn't quit after the 20th fall... never fell once.