“The expert in anything was once a beginner.” -Unknown
Keep this in mind whenever you are trying to figure out how did a person become good at what they are doing in life. Experts are not exactly born from the womb, nor do they pop out of thin air. To be the expert at anything, you have to become a beginner and start learning. Through learning, planning, action, and adjustments along the way, you start to refine your craft until you eventually become an expert yourself.
I can remember growing up wanting to have a successful marriage, but could never figure it out because there were not a lot of them for me to see. In order for me to accomplish this, I had to be a beginner through learning what is the model of a successful marriage from both my uncle and mentor, who both still long and successful marriages. By asking questions and watching them, I came up with a plan of finding the type of woman who I would want to be married to. I put the plan into action, and in 2003, I became married to my wife. I had to make adjustments to be a better husband to my day by day in order to have the type of marriage that my uncle and mentor still have. To this date, we have been happily married for 13 years and counting, and I can say that our experiences have made us experts in marriage in the eyes of others.
You can be an expert in anything that you do, but you have to start from the beginning. There is no timetable that will say when you will be an expert, but once you feel like you have enough knowledge and wisdom to share with someone else, you can call yourself an expert. Let’s remember that in order for you to be an expert, you have to be a beginner first, take action, and stay the course so that you can achieve success and have the title of…EXPERT!
-Michael J. Fite