Experts Teach Themselves
“If you love it, you’ll teach yourself. If you don’t love it, others teach you” - Yukitaka Yamaguchi, The Tuna King
Experts teach themselves. They are autodidacts. They take ownership of their learning because they are inherently curious about the subject. They learn through experience, through books, and by talking to other experts.
I don’t consider myself an expert in writing, far from it, but I was motivated to learn. I wrote everyday, reading books on writing, and talked with more experienced writers. As a result, I improved quickly. In just over a month, I learned more about writing compared to years of formal schooling.