Thoughts on Mastery - Book by Robert Greene

The first step is to discover your 'life's task'. This is the ultimate goal, of what you want to accomplish, in the time that you have to live.

Once you form this vision, you need to initially spend years in an 'apprenticeship', to learn the different skills needed to succeed. In this phase, you begin by observing the industry to see how it operates, you'll then need to work at least 10,000 hours to hone your craft & then eventually you'll be able to develop original ideas of your own. Using mentors will help speed up this learning & it's also important to act like a chameleon throughout this process, adapting your personality to match the social dynamic, to improve your chances of survival.

This then leads you onto the 'creative-active' phase, where you'll put your original ideas into action. Most people never get this far, as they're lead to boredom or grandiosity. Don't fall into these traps.

After doing this for a while, you'll eventually develop a powerful intuition, with incredible accuracy. This level of 'mastery', will then guide you to the achievement of you 'life's task'.

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