Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery requires all of a person.
Albert Einstein.

Mastery: Comprehensive knowledge or skill in a particular subject or activity.

To often, we rely on experience and intuition to get us through the day. This leads to internal arguments and/or outbursts of frustration against the universe. These outbursts of frustration include phrases like, “What were/are they thinking?”, “IF it were up to me…..” Well, They think differently than you and it probably isn’t up to you.

There is a better way.

Mastery needs to be a deliberate choice. We should master our passions. For me that will be photography. Mastery becomes a disciplined commitment to lifelong learning and perhaps even teaching & mentoring.

Not choosing mastery of your talents & skills is choosing knowing just enough to get by on. Good enough isn’t. At the same time, the choice of which skills to master needs to be just as intentional. Otherwise, jack of all trades becomes master of none.

Some ideas as to what should be mastered. Software packages – specifically Word, Excel & Outlook. IT devices – smart phone, pads & desktop. Critical reading, writing & thinking. By learning one new thing daily, you will learn 365 new things yearly.

The website MindTools is an excellent resource for skills development. The price for entry is right – Free.


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