How to become an expert

Professionals often asks me “Chia, how to become a recognized and respected specialist?” Legendary golfer Arnold Palmer quoted “Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.” “賣油翁 – mài yóu wēnɡ – The old oil seller” is a millenary Chinese story to second the benefits of living with determination. On a beautiful day, a large crowd gathered around an archer. One arrow after another, he shot accurately at his target from a great distance of 80 meters. Wow, what a performance! Everybody applauded… except one old man. The bowman, unhappy with the reaction of this old man, approached him and asked: “Can you do what I do?” The senior smiled and answered: “No. However, I can show you something else.” The old man placed...