Simply put, becoming a true expert in your field will increase your success. It’s a fact, but it’s something that I didn’t learn until much later. No matter what you do, the more expertise you have, the more successful you will be.
Think about any successful people you know. Their success is most likely directly associated with their knowledge, familiarity and fluency with their line of work. The better your skills and the more knowledge you have, the more valuable you are in the workplace. Employers know the difference between those people who simply try to coast through versus those who are genuinely applying themselves. Just like in sports, you can be a player like everyone else, or you can be the MVP.