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18 Encouraging Quotes Every Aspiring Expert Needs to Hear

So you wanted to learn how to (insert your awesome skill here), but you’ve hit a wall?

You are struggling to get to the next level of expertise and just need a little bit of motivation to keep you going?

Well you’ve come to the right place.

In this post you’ll read quotes from authors, athletes, scientists and artists that will inspire you to strive for expertise.

Let us know in the comments what your favorite motivational quote related to expertise is.

“An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field.” – Niels Bohr

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise. View life as a continuous learning experience.” – Denis Waitley

“An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less.” – Nicholas M. Butler

“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan

“Nothing will work unless you do.” – Maya Angelou

“People wonder why first-time directors can make a brilliant picture, then suck on the second one. It’s because they’re a little terrified the first time. So they listen to all the experts around them.” – James Caan

“We are all experts in our own little niches.” – Alex Trebek

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.” – Muhammad Ali

“Every man dies. Not every man really lives.” – William Wallace

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher

“All great achievements require time.” – Maya Angelou

“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” – Charles Darwin

“Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” – Swami Sivananda

“Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.” – Albert Einstein

“Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso

Your Turn

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