Thursday, July 22, 2010

Mastery : The Keys To Success And Long-Term Fulfillment

I picked up a new book for this month.  The title of the book is the subject of this post.

This book was recommended reading from one of the courses I'm taking.  It's also been an interesting topic to me as I've always been one of those instant gratification type people and have rarely put the effort forth to achieve mastery in any specific area.

One of my goals is to learn to play guitar.  I've taken several lessons from several teachers, but I'm hoping that some of the lessons from this book may shed some light on what areas I'll need to focus on to really make progress.

As usual - once I'm done reading it, I'll post up a review.

1 comment:

Nadon said...

This was a great book - and as you can tell by how soon I'm putting up this review - it was a very quick read. It actually only took me a couple hours to get through it.

The book started out very well, driving home the point that mastery does not come overnight. If you want to take the Masters Journey, then you need to be prepared for long plateaus of little progress and little bursts of milestone progress. It focuses on learning to love the journey, to do what you are doing just because you enjoy it. If you focus on that, practice and determination will cause you to progress towards Mastery.

However - as the Zen saying goes, when you reach the top of the mountain, keep climbing! A Masters Journey is a never ending path to come as close to mastery as possible while enjoying the path you take to get there.

A good read and I took some points that I'll use in the transformation program.

3 out of 5 stars.