By: Emmanuel Manolakakis
You become a ‘master’ through deliberate and purposeful practice over a long period with focused effort plus deep understanding of principles encoding strong mental representations into one’s trained physiology to activate the human potential to improve performance.. As long as they train in the right way, seek coaching feedback to identify weaknesses and strengths, model themselves upon others who have chosen to do the same work with that same intensity, and apply tremendous effort. How much you improve is up to you. There is no point at which performance maxes out.
A “master” is one who has ability & power to prove supremacy or superiority, and command of actions.
Mastery is not an absolute—there are different evolutions and different levels even though so many of both which are far, far beyond “excellence.” As a person ages, they must adapt their skills and learn to change their philosophies, their abilities, their body’s capacities, and even adapt to health. But even aged masters are way above the average instructors. What’s the difference? It is more than adaptation.
The “thing” or “art” you want to master will become your entire life, so you better be sure it is something you really, truly care about—every day it demands ruthless driving effort, complete self-discipline, dedicated laser- like attention, and tons of time. IT’S HARD WORK. You choose! Make a decision rather than set a goal…
People fail to achieve mastery not because they are not talented enough but because they aren’t disciplined enough—the potential exists in all of you, so never stop pushing higher and higher. Be honest with yourself— the key to ultimate success is acquiring as many skills as possible with power & intelligence using your human potential—it is a path all of us can follow.