Which are You??

“The Dabbler

The Dabbler approaches each new sport, career opportunity, or relationship with enormous enthusiasm. He or she loves the rituals involved in getting started, the spiffy equipment, the lingo, the shine of newness.”

The Obsessive

The Obsessive is a bottom-line type of person, not one to settle for second best. He or she knows results are what count, and it doesn’t matter how you get them, just so you get them fast.

“The Hacker

The Hacker has a different attitude. After sort of getting the hang of a thing, he or she is willing to stay on the plateau indefinitely. He doesn’t mind skipping stages essential to the development of mastery if he can just go out and hack around with fellow hackers.”

Excerpts From: Leonard, George. “Mastery.” A Plume Book, 2017-02-28T16:25:20Z. Apple Books. 

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I have seen all of these types in my classes. The problem is that each one of these is in violation of the consistent long path of mastery. But then again, not everyone actually wants to be on the path. Do you? It’s is not easy, and most of the time not fun, but it “is the way” (catch the quote?).

Each of us has a journey. Some of use choose mastery. Some if us don’t! It is absolutely not wrong if you choose the later. But don’t kid yourself. If you really want it, there is one path. Some walk the path faster than others, but it is the same. So now, ask yourself, do you really want to do this?

If you do, then get ready for the long haul. Accept that your journey actually never ends. Commit to doing the actual hard work, for months, years, decades (?)! And get on with it. I think it is worth it.

Until Then – Train Hard!

Mike S.

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