EXCERPTS FROM THE BOOK ” MASTERY” BY ROBERT GREENE

EXCERPTS FROM THE BOOK ” MASTERY” BY ROBERT GREENE

Lesson 1: Trust your gut feeling to pick a skill to master.
Every one of us has probably had a few rare moments in our lives where we felt an inner voice calling out to us.

“You should be a painter!”

“I think I could write a novel.”

It’s this feeling that something is just made for you. That you’d thrive in it. That you could be great. Greene says you finally have to start trusting that feeling.

We’re all the creations of our very own, unique double helix, but we spend so much time blending in and hiding behind the crowd that we’ve become scared to listen to our inner voice. Yes, finding your true calling isn’t easy. It might take a while. Some deep digging and a whole lot of testing.

But when you go back to your teenage years, when you were 12, 13, 14 years old – what did you want to do? Maybe you’ve already had it. Your lightbulb moment.

Da Vinci had him when he found himself stealing expensive paper from his father’s office to draw animals out in the woods. Tim Ferriss had him when learning about the death of a friend and the terminal illness of a child on the same day. Chad Fowler called it his Harajuku moment° because it happened in a district of the same name in Tokyo.

It might sound foreign to you, but once you start trusting your gut, you’ll notice these hints your inner voice gives you and you can finally start to listen.

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