10Become an Expert in Your Field

The uncommon man is merely the common man thinking and dreaming of success and in more fruitful areas.


Like the army recruiting poster, one of your goals is to “be all that you can be.” The market pays excellent rewards only for excellent performance. It pays average rewards for average performance and below average rewards, underachievement, failure, and frustration for below average results.

In our economic system, your income will be determined by three factors: first, what you do; second, how well you do it; and third, the difficulty of replacing you.

One quality of the most successful people is that at a certain point in their careers they decided to “commit to excellence.” They decided to be ...

Get Goals!, 2nd Edition now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.