Everybody want’s to be a master at something. We are hard wired as humans to celebrate masters, be they masters of music, masters of art, masters of science, or master of soccer, we have a reverential adulation for people who are able to work their crafts with ease and finesse.
This mastery however, quite unfortunately alludes many people, which is probably the reason why they adore those who possess it. We generally admire what we aspire to be, and when we feel less than able to achieve our aspirations, we revere those who are able to achieve their’s—At least some of us do, others just develop beef.
I have come to believe that mastery in itself is an art (which ironically is quite scientific in its methods) and that mastering the art of mastery is a goal we must aspire toward in order to reach our full potentials and attain self fulfillment in our homes, careers, relationships and lives in general.
Mastering the art of mastery has little to do with becoming proficient at a particular thing, and more to do with learning what steps to take to become proficient at anything we set out to do. When we strive to become proficient at any particular subject however, (cooking, driving, playing golf etc), we are unconsciously exposed to the training material we need for Mastering the art of Mastery—Unfortunately, we often overlook it because we just don’t know its worth. Our ultimate goal as we learn new things should always be to master this art of becoming proficient—its methods, its disciplines, its process—and not just to master the individual skills or subjects of study before us. What this mastery of the art entails is that we develop of an innate ability to master anything we decide to with ease. This ability is something I like to call “mastering mastery”.