Definition: trained and knowledgeable in some field; very skilled

Synonyms: able, adept, adroit, clever, dexterous, proficient, versed

Quote: Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise. View life as a continuous learning experience. — Denis E. Waitley (1933-) American motivational speaker

Comment: The more experience you have in a certain task or field, the more your capacity has grown. It is said that 10,000 hours of doing anything will make you a master.

Advice: Initially modeling your actions after someone you admire gives you the courage to go out on a limb. Your imagination conjures up a successful outcome. Choices are made and preparations taken. Then, once you are committed, you take action.