Expertise is knowing or doing something so frequently, that we don’t even think about what it is we’re doing, it just happens. And that, then gives us the opportunity to do something else simultaneously.
Take driving for example. We have become such experts at driving, that we can eat, or shave, or put our makeup on, or phone our daughter 1000 miles away, or even text our friends while we’re driving. Of course that doesn’t mean that we’re all experts at this – some may think they are, and unfortunately they’re the ones who often don’t do either one very well – learning the hard way that maybe a little more time is needed to improve that driving expertise first.
But there are many other things we are experts at too. Just think about what you do every morning when you get up. Funny, it’s such a routine, such an “expertise” that we don’t even think about it. So just for the fun of it, try getting out of bed on the other side. Try thanking God for another day, another opportunity to do better, before putting that first foot down on the floor. Try brushing teeth after you shave instead of before. Try going into the “other” shower door. Use a wash cloth, or maybe don’t.
You see, when we really think about it, we are experts at a lot of things.
What we do all day at work – bet a lot of other people can’t do that!
But there you are.
Now let’s expand. Just move that expertise a trifle into a new realm.
Take what we’re expert at and use it to do something – just a little different.
Wah – Lah!
So what is it that you’re an expert at?
And how can it be stretched too?
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