Authors: George Leonard,
As competitive beings, we are always trying to master everything – our relationships, our work, ourselves. George Leonard gives us the tools we will need to achieve this. In Mastery, he shares the 5 essential keys to mastery, the 3 personality types that are obstacles to mastery and how to avoid the pitfalls along the path.
Video Review of Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment by George Leonard,
Quotes & Tips from Mastery
People around you, constantly under the pull of their emotions, change their ideas by the day or by the hour, depending on their mood. You must never assume that what people say or do in a particular moment is a statement of their permanent desires.
The truth is that creative activity is one that involves the entire self – our emotions, our levels of energy, our characters, and our minds.
Conventional Mind vs Dimensional Mind
The conventional mind is passive – it consumes information and regurgitates it in familiar forms. The dimensional mind is active, transforming everything it digests into something new and original, creating instead of consuming.
Most people are perpetually locked in the present. Their decisions are overly influenced by the most immediate event; they easily become emotional and ascribe greater significance to a problem than it should have in reality
The problem is that we humans are deep conformists
The pain is kind of challenge your mind presents – will you learn how to focus and move past boredom, or like a child will you succumb to the need for immediate pleasure and distraction
You must engrave deeply in your mind and never forget: your emotional commitment to what you are doing will be translated into your work
If you are doing something primarily for money and without a real emotional commitment, it will translate into something that lacks a soul and that has no connection to you.
You must avoid at all cost the idea that you can manage learning several skills at a time. You need to develop your powers of concentration, and understand that trying to multitask will be the death of the process
If you allow yourself to learn who you really are by paying attention to that voice and force within you, then you can become what you were fated to become—an individual
If we keep practicing, we gain fluency; basic skills are mastered, allowing us to take on newer and more exciting challenges
In the end, the money and success that truly last come not to those who focus on such things as goals, but rather to those who focus on mastery and fulfilling their Life’s Task
We can never really experience what other people are experiencing. We always remain on the outside looking in, and this is the cause of so many misunderstandings and conflicts.
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