Extensive practice and training your skill(s) consistently will one day lead to what we call mastery. When you achieve mastery in something, you are now an expert in the subject. You have a very comprehensive experience and knowledge in the mastered skill. Robert Greene has a whole book on mastery, with a fitting title: Mastery. It’s a great book, that’s very insightful about discipline and achieving mastery.
Robert Greene’s Mastery tells stories of historical figures and how they became masters at their skills. The book lets readers know that achieving mastery is possible for anyone. It takes a lot of work to do, but consistency and persistence always wins in the end. He believes that if you dedicate 10,000 hours to a subject, you become a master in the subject. Robert Greene has achieved mastery in writing, being the author of many highly controversial yet popular books such as: The 48 Laws Of Power, The Laws Of Human Nature, Art Of Seduction, and 33 Strategies Of War.
In the book Mastery, Robert Greene further explains that finding your true passion goes along with mastery. He explains that when you are truly in a profession that you enjoy, it’s easier for you to focus and excel in what you’re doing. It makes a lot of sense, and is inspiring. If you need a good book to read to help motivate you out of a rut, or even just take your skills to the next level, I highly recommend you read Robert Greene’s Mastery.