I have a challenge for everyone. I want you to make a list of all the topics of which you are an unequivocal expert. No ifs ands or buts…expert as in, could testify in court as an expert witness.
For me it would only be golf. I could testify in court as an expert witness about the game of golf. I know the rules and have served as a tournament rules official having been trained by the USGA to do so. I am a certified, card carrying member of the PGA. I have given over 5,000 golf lessons in my career and conducted over 500 corporate and private golf outings and clinics.
I have taught women, men, seniors, children, politicians, celebrities, etc. I played professionally (although not very well. lol) for many years and competed in over 300 professional tournaments over a 20 year career.
This is the only topic on the planet that I could testify in court as an expert.
I try to remain quiet around people that have specialized knowledge in other fields so that I can learn. I don’t jabber on about politics because I am at best an amateur. I don’t talk about healthcare because at best I am an amateur. I don’t pretend to understand the U.S. economy because I am an amateur.
AND SO ARE YOU.
The sooner you realize you don’t know as much as you think you know the sooner your life will turn for the better.
p.s. by the way, if your list I mentioned above has more than 1 (in rare instances, 2) item, you are delusional. When you speak you are repeating what you already know. When you are silent you may learn something new. D. Lama