If you had complete mastery over a skill or passion you loved, what would your life look like?
Paint a picture in your mind. How does your life feel, how does it taste, what does a day in the life look like? Maybe you’re further along in your journey and have reached mastery, what does it feel like to you?
Mastery isn’t being complacent at the top of the mountain. Mastery is being fully capable of creating an idea from your head and making it come to life. Mastery is helping others and showing them how to be capable too. Mastery is continuously learning more, and exploring the entire scope of mountain ranges, versus never leaving the hill that you’re on.
So what does mastery feel like to you?
For me, mastery is waking up with energy and happiness. It’s making a living and meaningful change doing what you love. It’s practice and honing essential habits every day. It’s having the freedom and cheerful spirit to spend time with those you love. Mastery is seeing challenge, fear, embarrassment, and failure as old friends — life lessons to forge a better you. Mastery is having the skill and wisdom to create with impact and live for something bigger than yourself.
Mastery will probably mean something different for you, depending on what you want to master, and that’s fantastic. What a boring world this would be if we were all the same LEGO pieces.
What matters is that you’re giving it your all to create that ideal day and feeling you have when you think of mastery.
Life won’t be perfect, but perfection is for the birds.
However, by pursuing mastery, life will be exceptional.
Stay BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner
“Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.” — Albert Einstein
“If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.” — Michelangelo
“Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life – in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a color.” — Lucius Annaeus Seneca