This book takes us to the very beginning of mankind to today in a remarkable way that had me not wanting to put it down. Greene uses examples of household names to convey the idea that mastering something is so much more than an innate talent or uncanny ability. You realize very quickly that you have to devote everything. But when you go back to your teenage years, when you were 12, 13, 14 years old — what did you want to do? The Art of Seduction is mentioned in ' book as a recommended book in the. Some lead nowhere, but others lead to tremendous insights. Work never bothered me like it bothers some people.
Developing these skills in a vacuum is difficult, and mentors are like catalysts. But, for me, it is hard to take a book seriously when it relies so much on anecdotes and ignores the need for any scientific evidence. We are all geniuses in the making, short of hard work and the right luck, so believes the populist Robert Greene. It offers plenty of examples so it's more like a show than tell sort of approach, which I appreciated. We all wear masks in the social arena, playing different roles to suit the different environments we pass through.
Nobody said the path to mastery would be easy. We become defensive about the world we now take for granted, and we become upset if our beliefs or assumptions are attacked. It is never too late to start this process. Trust me, go ahead and read it. Each time a profile is incrementally built on, one has to read all the parts that were earlier presented, which is a ridiculous way to treat a studious reader.
It's nothing short of a concise, elegantly written, well-researched and deeply inspirational guide to assess, confront and overpower any other obstacles whether internal or external standing between us and approaching, if not achieving, mastery of a pursuit core to our particular natures and desires. Strategies for Completing the Ideal Apprenticeship Value learning over money: Einstein working at the patent office to give himself time to work on his thought experiments. What inspired you to write Mastery? He spent hours sketching their wings, how exactly they merged into their bodies. I've always been one that has wanted to identify the inefficiencies and get to mastery faster without those inefficiencies, but this book made me think that there are key things that we just have to do to attain the level of knowledge and excellence necessary. Such originality will bring you to the heights of power.
He focused on his shortcomings, he embraced the frustration of failure again and again until he could perform each technique and maneuver flawlessly. From my ancestors, via my genes? It is funny, but the people in life who are primarily motivated by money or security often end up losing whatever they gain, whereas those who follow their passion end up making far more money than they ever desired. You have to break out of just following the rules, and start creating new works on your own. The Qualities of a Master 1. If we are not careful, our minds become absorbed in endless political intrigues and battles. Step One: The Creative Task The task that you choose to work on must have an obsessive element. The main thing I got from this book is: Mastery is the process of gaining knowledge in the right ways, in a field that you feel closely connected to, while in the process arranging support structures that increases your propensity of gaining that knowledge especially mentors , then applying what you've learned to certain projects, with the ultimate goal of attaining a deep, intuitive understanding of your field from which you make progress.
Consider The Art of Seduction. In 2001, Robert released his second book, The Art of Seduction, which is more than a sequel to The 48 Laws; it is both a handbook on how to wield the ultimate form of power, and a detailed look at the greatest seducers in history. The primary difference between masters and ordinary people is that the masters never gave up on their craft and took as long as it was necessary to perfect it. First, it was meandering and long-winded trying to tie stories about evolution and human history to 'mastery'. Номнуудыг нь нээж үзэх өдөр удахгүй ирэх байх гэж найдна.
That's what lots of gurus don't tell you. They are passionate about what they do and most of the time they don't care about One of the best books I ever read. . He teamed up with one of the top flight instructors, who not only pushed him to perform better, but was brutally critical of his shortcomings. In the end, however, the most satisfying and powerful way to feel this connection is through creative activity. However, the process of moving on is necessary. But not without a great deal of effort, of different kinds, over a long period.
In either case, though, it is like stepping out of a plane and not knowing for sure if your chute will open. That's a hard and humbling pill to swallow, but essential, I think. What are your personal values? This book goes through the life of various masters of our history. Let your work show your excellence. I found the discussion on ways to alter one's perspective especially illuminating. Your most creative years are generally in your late twenties and on into your forties. It's not a one-way: take their ideas, challenge them.