There’s a difference between being an expert and being someone who gets what he wants.
When my wife said “yes” to my marriage proposal, I got what I wanted. That doesn’t make me an expert on relationships.
I don’t have a happy marriage because I know what women want or because I understand “the 10 secrets of marital success.” I have a happy marriage because, through an ongoing process of trial and error, I’ve become skillful at the very specific art of harmoniously co-existing with my wife.
Here’s today’s two cents:
Success is not about being an expert on success, an expert on spirituality, an expert on creativity, an expert on happiness, an expert on relationships, an expert on money, or an expert on anything other than you and the particular details that define your situation.
It’s about deciding what you want and finding a way of creating it that’s effective for you.
It’s about pushing past your own crap, overcoming your own excuses, stoking your own fires, and finding your own answers.
It’s about having no idea how you’re going to make it work and, then, making it work anyway.
You will not get what you want simply by listening to experts or by trying to become one yourself.
Whatever you achieve, you will achieve it by confronting your own demons, sorting out your own madness, drawing your own maps, and building your own bridges.