Mastery Section Overview

Mastery is about doing things really well, such as riding a wave on the ocean.
Mastery is about doing things really well, such as riding a wave on the ocean. Image by John Sullivan

In this section on the site, all types of information on being a :

  • What Mastery is all About
  • The Levels of Mastery
  • Mastery Learning Roles
  • Why You Can’t Get There, and
  • A Teaching Story

What is Mastery and Why It’s Important

Both the ancient games run for a 1000 years at Delphi and the modern games held at very cities represent the highest level of personal mastery in sports.
Both the ancient games run for a 1000 years at Delphi and the modern games held at very cities represent the highest level of personal mastery in sports.
Mastery is a special state of mind in which the skill largely runs in the unconscious. This frees up the conscious mind and the Ego to focus on other things.

Discover The Five Mastery Practices

Caption underneath the painting reads, “IGNORANCE IS THE CVRSE OF GOD, KNOWLEDGE IS THE WING WHEREWITH WE FLY TO HEAVEN.”
Wisdom, mural by Robert Lewis Reid. Second Floor, North Corridor. Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C. Caption underneath the painting reads, “IGNORANCE IS THE CVRSE OF GOD, KNOWLEDGE IS THE WING WHEREWITH WE FLY TO HEAVEN.”
Mastery practices do something special, they accelerate learning important application skills. It includes skills such as: self-visualization, self-talk, meditation, reflection, and mindfulness. 

To learn more about how to develop these:

1. Self-TalkPOWERFUL THOUGHTS: Improving Your Performance With Self-Talk

2. VisualizationSeeing With the Minds Eye: How to Construct Potent Imagery

3. Practical Meditation. Learn It, Practice It, Experience It

4. Reflection. What You Need To Do to Learn From Experience, and

5. The Psychology of Mindfulness. The toughest skill-set of all—it’s more than just staying in the present and focusing on the breath.

3  Levels of Learning Mastery 

 

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Find out more about the three levels of learning on should strive to get good at:

1. Expertise
2. Skill Development
3. Instruction

A Parable on Mastery

507px-Valentine,_Laura_-_Aunt_Louisa's_Oft_Told_Tales_-_0037 This is an old teaching story. One written down  Aesop by Aesop ages ago. Besides being something to tell the kids at bedtime, it contains timeless wisdom if you know how to tease it out. 

Four Subtle Reasons Why  Mastery Eludes Us

Clowns might make us laugh, but no one wants to work for one. Poster from Barnum & Bailey Circus, which advertised itself as, "The greatest show on earth."
Clowns might make us laugh, but no one wants to work for one. Poster from Barnum & Bailey Circus, which advertised itself as, “The greatest show on earth.”
Why is mastery in anything so hard? Besides the obvious factors such as bad theory and not enough practice, there are some subtle causes important to understand. 

 

Three Indispensable Mastery Roles

The Valkyrie’s Vigil, by Edward Robert Hughes. A symbol of MASTERY, the Valkyrie would meet only the bravest of warriors who had performed well in field of battle.
The Valkyrie’s Vigil, by Edward Robert Hughes. A symbol of MASTERY, the Valkyrie would meet only the bravest of warriors who had performed well in field of battle.
We all play roles on the stage of life. And it doesn’t pay to be a bit player. Delve into the three most valuable work roles needed when it comes to learning and being learned. 

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