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Idea for reflection – 40

Mastery requires endurance. Mastery, a word we don’t use often, is not the equivalent of what we might consider its cognate— perfectionism— an inhuman aim motivated by a concern with how others view us. Mastery is also not the same as success— an event-based victory based on a peak point, a punctuated moment in time. Mastery is not merely a commitment to a goal, but to a curved-line, constant pursuit.

– Sarah Lewis, from The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery

Idea for reflection – 39

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  1. Great combo of photo and quote, as always. Mastery.

    April 2, 2014
  2. Thank you, Shirley. I struggle with needing to be perfect, but this definition of mastery resonates with me – a committed pursuit, conducted with curiosity. -Kathleen

    April 2, 2014

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