Mastery Does Not Require a Powdered Wig, Just Deep Focus
The human brain is a masterpiece of design, which enables us to focus very deeply on a subject.
For some, the word ‘mastery’ conjures up images of medieval samurai or classical pianists. So in his book Mastery, the acclaimed author Robert Greene focused on contemporary masters, who all shared the same characteristics with a Mozart or Goethe.
The human brain is a masterpiece of design, Greene tells us, which enables us to focus very deeply on a subject, even though that might be more challenging in today's distracting world than it was in the past.
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In this Big Think Mentor workshop, Robert Greene teaches that mastery is simply the process of identifying your life’s calling, then achieving greatness through practice and experience.
In this workshop you will learn:
Practical steps to finding your life's purpose and achieving mastery in your chosen career or discipline.
How to identify and learn from your mentor(s)
How to overcome self-limiting mindsets based on past experience
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