- Mastery more a process, a journey, than an end point.
- The master’s journey is mainly one of plateaus. Progress comes in spurts and is not a clean curve. Practice and enjoy the plateau.
- 4 archetypes: the master, the dabbler, the obsessive and the hacker. The dabbler has a lot of enthusiasm that wares off. The obsessive is results oriented person and a perfectionist. The hacker loves the plateau but progress scares him. The master embraces the plateaus and thrives in them
- Boredom comes in the endless search for novelty. Meaning from mindful practice.
- 5 master keys – consistent practice, surrender to the process, intentional goal setting, embracing the edge and push beyond the comfort zone, great patience.
- Honor but don’t indulge your shadow side.
- The human being is the type of machine that wears away from lack of use.
- There are no seams in life, they all overlap. Mastery can be applied to anything you do.
What I got out of it
- This book is a great tool when you are looking to gain mastery of anything in your life. This can be a new hobby, an intimate relationship or even your skill set at work. I found this to be a great guide on how to have success in all areas of your life.