Mastery occurs over time, creeping up on us only after a prolonged and often arduous life spent in tireless execution of the craft. Inherent ability could not hold a candle to the expertise demonstrated by the artists who has been dedicated to their work for such a long time.
Some tout 10,000 hours but that only brings us to the start line. 10,000 hours is the apprenticeship served. Only now will you be able to call
How will you know?
People will begin calling you a wizard, a genius, a magician. It may feel uncomfortable to you when they do. You might feel funny under the assignment of the notoriety and brush it off, play it down. Inside though, you understand why they see you this way
We cannot decide and proclaim to the world that we are masters because the accolade is not for us to bestow on ourselves, it is for others to do so. Those creatives who do decide to call themselves a master of their craft are usually the exact opposite.
The Brahman is unknown to those who know itAlan Watts, Philosopher
and known to those who know it not.
Dedication to deliberate practice
avoiding chaos by introducing challenges to growth
low complexity vs high complexity tasks
the brains need for shortcuts
clarity of purpose
The nature of the highly focused creative personality