I have been in the personal development space since I was 10 years old. So when it comes to personal growth authors and speakers, I have seen just about all of them.
I wanted, so badly when I was younger, to learn everything I could about improving who I was as a person.
The main issue I ran into, which I had no idea at the time, was I focused on so many different ideas and teachers, so many concepts, that ultimately I became a master of none of them.
I read book after book and never really lived the information.
I learned a lot of ideas, but again, didn’t consistently put any one of them into practice on a consistent basis.
Bruce Lee’s quote is actually perfect to bring home this point, I fear not the man who has learned 10,000 kicks once, I fear the man that has practiced one kick 10,000 times.
My mentor did something which at first, I thought was crazy and made no sense, but now, see the perfection and amazingness in it.
He studied the same book over and over and over again for 67 years. I can’t imagine there are too many people, if any, that have ever done that.
I thought at first, what a waste of time. There is so much material he is missing.
You know who was missing things, me. I was missing out on becoming a master at something and rather just being an amateur.
He truly mastered the information. He mastered being able to teach it to others. He mastered living it daily.
So after 30 plus years of studying Wayne Dyer, Anthony Robbins, Louise Hay, Esther Hicks, and so many others, I decided to follow the advice of my mentor.
While I have a long way to go, I am slowly becoming a master. How, by studying the same information over and over and over again.
Michael Jordan, probably the best basketball player of all time, had to master dribbling the ball. He had to master taking foul shots. He had to master the basics.That is a key fundamental to being a master at the craft.
I remember coaching my son’s basketball team. All the kids were practicing making a 3 point shot. Yet, most of them had not come close to mastering any of the fundamentals.
So here is my question to you, the person reading this right now. By the way, it is not an accident that of all the articles published everywhere in the world, you ended up here, reading this one.
My question is, what is one area of your life, that you need to become a master at? Is it your relationships, your physical body, your mindset, your confidence?
It doesn’t matter which you choose, but once you pick it, become a master at that before moving on to anything else.
I picked mastering confidence, so I found someone that is a master at confidence, and study that person every single day. I don’t read 60 different books on confidence, I read one book and become a master!!!
By the way, it’s not our fault that we have been doing this for so many years. We learned to study and learn this way in school. We finished a class and then went on to the next one.
We were not taught how to become a master of our craft. Now you know how to become a master. The question is, will you choose to listen? I did, and it has made an everlasting change in my life.
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