Notes on doing it — Day #45: Reading this could make you an expert
I realized something cool today. Time doesn’t make you an expert. Knowledge and experience do.
The cool thing about that fact is that it can boost your confidence and drive. It certainly had that effect on me. Think about it. As soon as you gain a certain amount of knowledge in a certain field, you’re an expert. It doesn’t matter how long it took you to get that knowledge or how long you’ve been carrying it around. F that.
Sure it can take time to become an expert. But in most cases, it’s up to you to decide how long. How many hours of your day are you willing to dedicate to your craft? My point is that you don’t have to wait around to join some senior club. You can kick the door into any expert group using knowledge and experience.
Maybe you’re really young, but you know more than most other people about a certain subject. Well, congratulations! You’re an expert.
Or maybe you’re not already an expert. But I hope this realization gave you some extra motivation to work your way towards that title.