I've always focused on being ahead of the curve. As soon as I feel the curve encroaching on my domain, I figure out a way to move ahead - quicker than usual.
It's not that I'm smarter. I'm just more agile.
It's not that I'm better. I'm just less fearful.
For me, it started with the Internet. It was easy to be successful on it before everyone else knew about its powers.
Next came SEO. No one knew what it was in the early 2000's.
Then it was social media marketing. Now everybody is a self-proclaimed expert in it.
Now it's automation. It's catching up, but I'll figure out a way to beat the curve.
Because that's what is important to me. Because I know better.