Experts, Professionals, Masters
If one is master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has at the same time, insight into and understanding of many things. - Vincent Van Gogh
Mastery is not something that strikes in an instant, like a thunderbolt, but a gathering power that moves steadily through time, like the weather. - John Champlin Gardner, Jr.
An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less. - Unknown
An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field. - Niels Bohr
Fifteen to thirty minutes of training a day will make any employee a world class expert in five years. - Jeffrey Gitomer
The difference between an amateur and a professional is that an amateur gives up when encountering difficulties and a professional speeds up. - Unknown
Professionals are people who can do their job when they don't feel like it. Amateurs are people who can't do their job when they do feel like it.
Amateurs practice until they can get it right; professionals practice until they can't get it wrong. - Unknown
A professional is a person who can do his best at a time when he doesn't particularly feel like it. - Alistair Cooke
A professional knows when his or her most effective presentation is not to give one. Do you have clients who are having a bad day? Don't try to sell to them. Do try to listen to them and earn their trust. - Tom Hopkins
Practice is the price of mastery. Whatever you practice over and over again becomes a new habit of thought and performance. - Brian Tracy