Friday, December 31, 2010

What Makes You An Expert?

Just because you made some piece of software doesn't make you an expert. Just because you can ride your mountain bike over those rocks doesn't mean you're a professional. Just because you can huck those cliffs on your skis won't make you the next Lindsey Vonn. Just because you spoke at a conference doesn't make you the master of the universe. Just because you blog doesn't mean you're a good writer.

So what makes an expert? Not sure there is a good one, but I saw this quote by American writer Denis Waitly and thought it the closest we'll ever get: Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining experience. View life as a continuous learning experience.

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