This book by author Robert Greene (wiki, homepage) (also the author of The 50th Law) discusses the nebulous concept of “Mastery”, which is achieved once you’ve surpassed 10,000 hours of deliberate practice and delve into an intuitive feel for your field. Einstein, Mozart, Da Vinci, and Darwin were not borne geniuses; rather, they pursued their passions, studied meticulously for thousands of hours, and were able to spark a child-like creativity. You first submit to an Apprenticeship phase, in which you quietly observe and study from the sidelines. Then, you unlock your creativity and gain an intuitive Mastery.
“The power they have achieved is clearly the result of effort and process, not genetics or privilege.”
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