“Success is a state of mind. If you want success, starting thinking of yourself as a success.”
~Dr. Joyce Brothers
Experts aren’t born. They’re made — over many years and tremendously consistent effort and what often can be described as mind numbing repetition. More on this at another time. But suffice it to say, the true meaning of the phrase ‘real expertise’ has been bastardized to the point of losing credibility.
Many of us have or had an avocation, maybe a few, in which over time we became pretty dang proficient. Ah, that pesky concept — over time. Gaining truly high level expertise in anything we value, not only demands time, it demands time well spent. A lot of it — doin’ the same things over and over and over. Then rinsing and repeating at nauseam. In my observation most folks never spend the time nor have the desire to do what it takes to gain standout expertise in anything — their job or otherwise.
Yeah, that reads a bit harsh, but it’s not meant to be. To gain genuine mastery in anything we like doing, requires years of dedicated learning, practice (read: repetition), and teachers/mentors not only willing, but able to bring us up to their level. I’m not sure if the now famous book talkin’ about needing 10,000 hours to become an ‘expert’ is universally applicable?
Take advantage of opportunities and grow in ‘real expertise’ and as a ‘REAL REALTOR!’ – Experts aren’t born…They’re MADE!