I have thought about my first SDN blog post and felt this was the way to go. @SAP_Jarret has a great list of the things you need to do to be an SAP Expert. I think you also need to develop a humble and giving attitude. Believe it or not through all my years, this is what I cling to to be an expert.
You can add the words ABOUT <Your Area of Expertise> after each of these.
Here then is Richard’s Top Ten List on How to Know You Are an <SAP> Expert Number 10 – Know What You Do Not Know ABOUT <My Area of Expertise>
Number 9 – Know What You Know
Number 8 – Know How to Find Out What You Do Not Know
Number 7 – Know How to Forget What You Know So You Can Know Something Else You Do Not Know
Number 6 – Know How to Learn From Others What You Do Not Know
Number 5 – Know How to Teach Others What You Know
Number 4 – Know How to Deliver on Promises Made About What You Do Not Know
Number 3 – Know How to Deliver What You Know
Number 2 – Know That It Is Not Possible To Know Everything You Think You Know and
The Number 1 Thing That Makes You An Expert Know How Many Licks It Takes To Get To The Center Of A Tootsie Roll.
I hope the above gives some of you insight. Maybe even some of you laugh. Some might wonder if this is serious. It is.
10. Be Humble
9. Be Confident
2. Learn From Mistakes
1. Know by Doing!
Number 1 for me is important. Do not be one of those that thinks you know because you read it. Know because you figured it out.