Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-term Fulfillment

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Plume, 1991 - Self-Help - 176 pages
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"The pracitcal wisdom in George Leonard's book will have a great influence for many years to come."
Michael Murphy, author of "Golf in the Kingdom" and "The Future of the Body"

Drawing on Zen philosophy and his expertise in the martial art of aikido, bestselling author Gorge Leonard shows how the process of mastery can help us attain a higher level of excellence and a deeper sense of satisfaction and fulfillment in our daily lives. Whether you're seeking to improve your career or your intimate relationships, increase self-esteem or create harmony within yourself, this inspiring prescriptive guide will help you master anything you choose and achive success in all areas of your life.

In "Mastery," you'll discover:
The 5 Essential Keys to Mastery
Tools for Mastery
How to Master Your Athletic Potential
The 3 Personality Types That Are Obstacles to Mastery
How to Avoid Pitfalls Along the Path
. . . and more"

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Tools for Mastery
1. Maintain physical fitness
2. Acknowledge the negative and accentuate the positive
3. Try telling the truth
4. Honor but don't indulge your won dark side
5. Set your priorities
6. Make commitments. Take action.
7. Get on the path of mastery and stay on it
George Leonard explains these in his touchstone book, Mastery. The more that I see attempted transformations at work I realize that a big problem is that 'we' don't have a clue about learning. We just aren't in the habit of big change frequently. As one that endured night school for almost 5 years I am coming at change from the other side.
The sense and purpose that the author claims are required for mastery are uncommon indeed. He provides a model that we can use, common pitfalls, examples of typical learners - the hacker, the dabbler and the obsessive and other guidance.
This is useful for all of us so called life long learners. A pocket sized read at just under 200 pages - useful for a lifetime.



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About the author (1991)

GEORGE LEONARDwas a writer, editor, and educator, who introduced Leonard Energy Training (LET), a practice for centering the mind, body, and spirit, to more than 50,000 people in the United States and abroad. He was the author of a number of books on human possibilities and social change, as well as President Emeritus of theEsalen Institute, President of the Association forHumanistic Psychology, and President of ITP International. He died in 2010.

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