Thursday, May 25, 2006


Meet the Master

Thursday we looked at the path to success and the four different ways people approach it. You can read this article here. Over the past few days, we’ve look at the Dabbler, the Obsessive, and the Hacker. Today we’ll look at the Master.

The Master approaches a new skill differently from the rest. They know up front that anything worth learning will take time. They see learning their new skill as a life long process. A journey. They expect there will be quick results at times, but most of the work is done in the valley. The mountain top experience is rare. There will be long periods of no growth followed by short growth spurts. They understand the growth curve looks like this:

As we have learned Mastering anything takes time. Lots of it. Tomorrow we’ll look at why more people don’t have a long-term attitude towards success. I’ll reveal where I’m getting this information too, since truthfully, I’m just not smart enough to have figured all this stuff out.

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