“The future belongs to those who learn more skills and combine them in creative ways.” Robert Greene in Mastery
I am nearing the end of this read by Robert Greene
and already I am making it my suggestion for your (I hope) extensive book list. Robert Greene made me aware of possible paths to mastery; from apprenticeships to daring to fail.
Greene’s main point is that we are all born with an essentially similar brain, with more or less the same configuration and potential for mastery. In this book he tries to answer why is it then that in history only a limited number of people seem to truly excel. All this told by beautiful and inspiring stories about ‘real’ masters like Darwin, Tesla, Mozart, Da Vinci, that makes the book a pageturner from time to time.
Or as I read in an online recommendation: “This book is like a curated version of 1000 biographies all under the guise, 'how to become a master at what you love'”.