I have a friend who can spin up a new server and launch a web site in a couple of hours….complete with content. Most people would take weeks to accomplish the same task.
I have another friend who can take a blank spreadsheet and create a complicated P&L report (with charts and graphs) in an hour. Most people would take days to accomplish the same task.
I’ve watched our creative arts team create and learn a new song in a matter of hours. Most musicians would need weeks of collaboration and practice to accomplish the same task.
Highly skilled people aren’t just 5% or 10% better than others in their field. They are 10x and 20x better than everyone else. Highly skilled people can run circles around their peers.
Which are you? The average person in your organization…or the one that runs circles around your peers? (If you don’t know, ask your leader. They know.)
The truth is, there is always someone who is 10x better than you. Either you are gaining skill and improving your craft every day, or someone else on your team is jumping ahead while you’re not paying attention.
Today is a great day to grow your skills and be the over-achiever!
Thanks for listening.