Mastery: Robert Greene (The Modern Machiavellian Robert Greene)
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To move in one direction, you must forgo all others. To pursue one goal is to forsake a very large number of other possible goals.
adapts Its functionality and behaviour for screen-readers used by the blind users, and for keyboard functions used by individuals with motor impairments. On learning: For mastering most skills, there’s nothing better than being in the hands of a master teacher. Almost without exception, those who are masters are dedicated to the fundamentals of their calling. At the same time, they are the ones most likely to challenge their previous limits.Well, not quite. But Greene says you must keep an open mind – like a child. Challenge everything you know. The rules your mentor taught you. The common ways of doing things you learned.
Based on extensive research on neuroscience, cognitive sciences and various Masters’ biographies, Robert Greene discovered that mastery can be nurtured systematically in 3 phases: The writer also suggests that we enjoy the plateau, the "straight line" in the journey where nothing seems to be improving, or de-improving. The plateau, the writer concludes is the most important part of the master's journey. Learning to embrace and anticipate the plateau in the journey, and feeling excited and looking at the plateau as a chance to learn while we wait for our next spurt of improvement, and waiting on the plateau again, and again. I haven’t always considered how a word has been put together. I’ve learnt from it as well. I feel like it’s been a joint journey. It’s been really good to challenge my own thinking around words.”
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In our full Mastery summary, we explain the strategies for becoming an ideal apprentice, including:
Look inward and reconnect with your natural inclinations. Find your vocation or the work that’s deeply connected to who you are. Start with something that roughly fits you, then adapt along the way while building on your existing abilities. When you find your ideal vocation, it feels “right” and you find yourself learning much faster with a sense of child-like wonder. By aligning your efforts with your passions, it’s easier to sustain the years of hard work required on the path to mastery. Learning involves certain indignities, you will not look good from the get-go. Surrendering means there are no experts, only learners.Mastery: You have such high levels of focus, knowledge and experience that you can see the full picture and bend/change the rules to achieve spectacular results. It typically takes at least 10,000 hours of intense practice, or about 20 years to attain the required combination of skills, knowledge, and intuition. Enchanting . . . an important book offering a whole new way to think about motivation. ” —Globe and Mail a b Losowsky, Andrew (October 16, 2012). " 'Mastery' By Robert Greene Wants Its Readers To Achieve Greatness (VIDEO)". Huffington Post.