Mastering anything gives you an advantage. But the system doesn’t show you how to master anything. It expects you to know. And we don’t know, but you could.
In this century, it’s all about how — how can more quickly evolve from a novice to mastery. After all, you only have a limited amount of time and it makes sense to develop competencies more effectively and efficiently.
This page covers the three mastery learning levels and the roles allowing you to:
- Do, and
Rare indeed is the person who can do all three. But if you can, fame and fortune will be your best friend.
There are different mastery levels necessary to be top dog on any field. These include:
Level 1: The Expert,
Level 2: The Adept (or Skilled), and
Level 3: The Master Teacher.
Each of these are different. For it is well known that:
- Just because you know, it doesn’t mean you can do, and
- Just because you can do, doesn’t mean you can teach.
“Only the curious will grow and only the resolute overcome the obstacles to learning.” — Eugene Wilson
The Example of the Buddha
Someone who performed all three roles well was The Buddha. He formulated an easy to remember set of principles known as the Four Noble Truths and the Eight-Fold Path. For the beginners, you could study sutra; for the advanced, tantra.
And he was skilled—he mastered the deceptively simple skill of meditation, even though it took him many years of strenuous effort. And finally, he taught for about 40 years. Ultimately, he generated a social movement and a method of personal development that has flourished for 2600 years.