The Value of an Apple a Day
I have been reading The Sales Bible: The Ultimate Sales Resource in order to become better at my day job. The author, Jeffrey Gitomer, gives lots of little tidbits and ideas to get you thinking. I came across a quote today that got me thinking. I thought it worth sharing with my readers. He writes, “An hour of learning a day will make you a world class expert at anything in five years.” Now of course there’s some hyperbole here. You can’t be a world-class expert in literally anything, but I’d bet you can become quite close to expert in quite a lot of things. I read a Rick Warren quote that said that we tend to overestimate what we can accomplish in a year and underestimate what we can accomplish in ten years.
The hard part is to pick just one thing to focus in on. I want to be an expert in about a dozen different things, and every one seems like the most important thing while I am thinking about it. I am challenged to narrow it down to one. How about you? What would you like to become an expert in? Are you willing to make it a priority?