BOOK REVIEW: “Mastery” by Robert Greene

Mastery by Robert Greene (Amazon) (Goodreads)
  • Title: Mastery (Goodreads)
  • Author: Robert Greene
  • Publication: Viking (Nov. 13, 2012)
  • Pages: 318
  • Genre: General, Non-Fiction
  • Format:  Hardcover
  • Source: Library
  • Rating: 4/5 stars

The road to greatness can be problematic especially if you don’t know what you want to do in order to get there. Thankfully, Robert Greene’s Mastery reveals how the path can be made smoother with long hours of practice and focus. The main idea of Mastery: discover your talents/skills and use them repeatedly until you reach where you want to be in life. Mozart and Einstein are few of the notable examples of passion and perseverance. Greene mentions  these historical figures to aspire readers to dominate their crafts. But first, one has to become an apprentice before a master. Greene explains in great detail how an apprentice raises to master status. It may be a long path but a worthy one.

Hands down, Mastery  was a captivating read on self-discovery! The book simply asks what do you want to do. If you figured it out, then surround yourself in that world. For example,  if you want to be a painter, just paint! Study the art, learn the techniques, never stop! Be so obsessed with painting it becomes a religion. If there’s something you want to do , just do it over and over again until you harvest the fruits of labor. Never stop learning, stay hungry!

Read Mastery.

Become a master.

Have you read any of Robert Greene’s works before?

What did you think of Mastery? 

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