Leo Babauta gives us 10 Essential Steps to Get to the Top of Your Field.

I think most of us, at least myself, struggle with the 4th: Get feedback. It’s not easy to find people who are will give you honest criticism. And we also tend to be unwilling to experiment because of fear of failure. Those are two things I’m working on.

In a way, it’s becoming easier to get to the top, because it’s easier to learn from the best and to read up, resources are so easily available today. But at the same time it means more competition and means you have to set yourself apart even more. Are you willing to do it?