There’s a lot of pressure, and even hype, out there about the need to be or become an expert. Of course, to be perceived as an expert you need to know something about your area of expertise.
“Expert” also implies some depth of knowledge and understanding, as well as expertise in applying it.
What if being an expert isn’t just about knowing? What if it’s not just about what you know or how much you know? What if being an expert has as much to do with your ability to think and apply what you learn and experience over time in service of an outcome or possibility?
Recently I noticed I had unwittingly fallen into the “but I don’t know enough” trap.