The folks over at Creating Passionate Users have an interesting post up entitled How to be an expert.
I like part of how they define "expert": always in flow, thinking "I"ll keep pushing myself. There’s always some way to do it better…"
Some other great nuggets from the post:
- It’s (mostly) never too late to be an expert.
- Most of us only practice what we’re already good at, which keeps us stuck at being an average or intermediate amateur.
- What stands in most people’s way between being an amateur and an expert is dedication, not natural talent.
This really resonates with my experience in leadership as well as in life overall: practice, practice, practice. We only improve with dedication and perseverance, staying curious about what the possibilities ahead are.
Where would you like to be an expert?
What would it take to make it happen?
What are you waiting for?