So now I find myself reading some business-oriented books... The AD design studying is still moving forward, but without the pressure, I can sneak in another book or two here and there...
I'm reading "Time Tactics of Very Successful People." Yes, I'm trying to squeeze even more time out of my 24 ~
It's very interesting and encouraging. I'm finding that I already *do* some of the things that are in this book. I make use of down time, use a list to get things accomplished, set tangible goals... And seeing some of my habits validated in writing is more comforting than I realized. ;)
But there was a passage in the book that prompted me to blog tonight. It was about investing time in your field. Most people do what they need to do in order to keep their heads above water. Very few invest extra time to become proficient in their job/career. Even fewer spend the time necessary to master their field (or become experts).
It's not time spent, it's time invested. And the more time you spend becoming proficient, the more time you'll save by being more efficient. It builds on itself. And it also helps you to stand out in your field. And all it takes is putting forth a bit extra effort in learning all you can about your chosen field.
EMBRACE your field. Give it a hug. Know it and do it. And then know it better and do more of it. Eventually you will know enough to be called "expert."
Posted by BlueWolf on May 6, 2003 08:35 PM