To be considered a âmasterâ of your craft is the highest praise anyone can achieve. From Mozart and Benjamin Franklin to tech entrepreneur Paul Graham and robotics innovator Yoky Matsuoka, we are in awe of masters who have achieved unprecedented success in their fields. But is mastery a God-given ability or an attainable goal?
In his most recent book, Mastery, Robert Greene, bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, and The 33 Strategies of War, reveals that mastery may not be as mythical as you think.
Greeneâs latest work dismisses the idea that Einstein-level success is a product of genius or talent, but is instead a consequence of devoting time and intense focus to a particular field. Through a series of convincing and powerful arguments, Mastery demonstrates that this level of success is not reserved for an elite few, but accessible to anyone willing to commit to a proven path to success.
Greene lays out this path in 6 phases:
- Discover your calling
- Apprentice with intensity
- Absorb the master's power
- Gain social intelligence
- Awaken creative energy
- Develop highâlevel intuition