And what about that? I’ve simplified it into three simple procedures you may follow over and over to become an expert in any field.
You must first figure out the 20% of factors that account for 80% of the results. This is based on the Pareto Principle and is also popularly known as the 80/20 rule. It applies to almost everything, including consumer purchases, taxes, and even corruption, in addition to economic corruption.
You must identify the 20% of actions that will provide 80% of the results if you want to become very good at anything.
For instance, take writing. 20% of the outcomes are driven by editing. The famous quote by Ernest Hemingway goes, “The first draft of everything is sh*t.” Revisions and rewrites are the only ways to produce a sparkling, clean, and beautiful piece of writing.
Similar examples of the 80/20 rule may be found in a variety of fields, including chess, music, and more. Therefore, concentrate on figuring out where the 80/20 rule applies in the area of expertise you’re seeking to develop.
If you don’t receive feedback that will make you better, you can’t become an expert in anything.
Feedback can take many different forms, including opinions from friends and family or coaches or teachers, as well as criticism. The key is to have a consistent system of feedback including evaluation of your performance. This will make you to refine and improve.
When it comes to feedback, many individuals make mistakes that they either don’t accept out of fear of criticism or accept it but don’t listen to it out of ego. This is where a competent coach may help by letting you know when you’re being egotistical or ignoring proper feedback.
Always be realistic and practical while responding to criticism.
The harsh reality is that there are no short cuts. You must invest the necessary time and iterate for between 5,000 and 10,000 hours. Embrace failure and take lessons from it. The sooner you conquer those failures, the sooner you’ll start enjoying success.
Avoid falling for the idea of sudden prosperity. Dustin Moskovitz, a co-founder of Facebook. He put in seven years of nonstop hardwork before becoming an overnight billionaire.
There is no quick way. You have to put in the effort if you want to be an expert at anything. That is your day’s hard reality, then.