Why should I read this book?
Want to become charismatic person? How about developing a skillset to make money in the cyber economy? How about … be really good at sex? Then read this book.
“Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment” by George Leonard is a how-to book that shows you the principles to become a master at anything.
This book is 110 pages long – just meaty content, no fluff.
I had read “Outliers: The Story of Success” by Malcolm Gladwell and you know what? Fuck Malcolm for wasting my time with his 10,000 hours meme.
Books by Malcolm Gladwell sounds interesting but you’ll learn very little. Popular books are meant for entertainment, not educational value (the pleb reader will learn about the 10,000 hours rule meme and walks away feeling smart but won’t know the principles on how to become a master.)
Here’s one’s amazon review:
Reading Malcolm Gladwell’s books is waste of time because there are better, higher quality books out there.
"Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment" by George Leonard book summary
George Leonard claims that:
1. Big business is full of shit because it promises shortcuts, “hacks” and overnight success. Examples: “lose 10 pounds in 5 days”, “Get rich quick selling sex toys”, “How to instantly attract women using secret pick up lines” But in reality, mastery takes a lifetime; there are no shortcuts.
2. For over 2 generations, Americans had been brainwashed to believe in shortcuts. If you want to be a master, you have to put the fucking time in.
3. You can become good at anything if you follow the principles. And what are the principles?
- Find a great teacher.
- Have 100% trust in your teacher.
- It’s okay to suck for a long time
- You get a bit better, then you plateau, then you get a bit better. Enjoy staying in the plateaus and don’t quit.
- Enjoy practicing
- Keep pushing yourself to become better
George Leonard gives the story of the “dabbler, hacker, and obsessive”.
The dabbler tries it for a week, hits a plateau and then quits (he’s going to try another skill). The hacker gets good at it but then stops improving. The obsessive puts in massive effort for the first month but eventually burns out and quits.
The master? He takes a steady pace and practice the skill for life. He eventually becomes – surprise – a master!
If you want to become a master, you must read this book
I like the author of the book because he isn’t an asshole who inserts filler into the book – all meaty content, no fluff.
This book was published in 1992 and it’s still top rated on Amazon. So go on Amazon to get a copy, or download a free .pdf file using your Google skill.
You can use the principles in this book and apply it to making money in the cyber economy, lifting weight, martial art, social skills etc. If you had to read only one book this year, let this be it.
Thanks for dropping by comrade, I’ll see you next week.
This is Max Uber, over and out.
PS: Happy holidays!