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Monday Motivation: 25 Quotes About Mastery That Will Spur You To Achieve More


It takes a lot of hard work, effort, time, and dedication to become good at what you do. If you lack motivation, you will not be able to make the necessary sacrifice. These quotes will motivate you to excel in your field.

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  1. “You must immerse yourself in your work. You have to fall in love with your work … You must dedicate your life to mastering your skill. That’s the secret of success.” ― Chef Jiro
  2. “A step towards what you fear is a mile towards mastering it.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo
  3. “Champions realise that defeat – and learning from it even more than from winning – is part of the path to mastery.” ― Rasheed Ogunlaru
  4. “I would more appropriately define mastery as the technical ability possible within the constraints of your particular existence.” ― Chris Matakas
  5. “Patience, my friend; Once again, I say, Patience.
  6. In an era ‘plagued’ with speed, doggedness of character and drudgery of persistence is the only guarantee to mastery.” ― Ufuoma Apoki
  7. “Practice creates the master.” – Miguel Ruiz
  8. “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” — Benjamin Franklin
  9. “Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason, mastery demands all of a person.” – Albert Einstein
  10. “Mastering music is more than learning technical skills. Practising is about quality, not quantity.”- Yo-Yo Ma
  11. “Though you can love what you do not master, you cannot master what you do not love.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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  1. “If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.”- Michelangelo
  2. “Technical skill is mastery of complexity, while creativity is mastery of simplicity” – Erik Christopher Zeeman
  3. “Order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject.” – Thomas Mann
  4. “When you can see mastery as a path you go down instead of a destination you arrive at, it starts to feel accessible and attainable. Most assume mastery is an end result, but at its core, mastery is a way of thinking, a way of acting, and a journey you experience.” – Gary Keller
  5. “Mastering ONE Thing serves as a platform for and speeds up the process of doing other things. Knowledge begets knowledge and skills build on skills. It’s what makes future dominoes fall more easily. Mastery is a pursuit that keeps giving, because it’s a path that never ends.” – Gary Keller
  6. “Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.” – Tony Robbins
  7. “Self-disciplined begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don’t control what you think, you can’t control what you do. Simply, self-discipline enables you to think first and act afterwards.” – Napoleon Hill
  8. “All of your scholarship, all your study of Shakespeare and Wordsworth would be vain if at the same time you did not build your character and attain mastery over your thoughts and your actions” – Mahatma Gandhi
  9. “The more aware of your intentions and your experiences you become, the more you will be able to connect the two, and the more you will be able to create the experiences of your life consciously. This is the development of mastery. It is the creation of authentic power.” – Gary Zukav
  10. “Intentionality fuels the master’s journey. Every master is a master of vision.” ― George Leonard
  11. “Over-seriousness is a warning sign for mediocrity and bureaucratic thinking. People who are seriously committed to mastery and high performance are secure enough to lighten up.” – Michael J. Gelb
  12. “Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” -Carl Jung
  13. “Rule your mind or it will rule you.” -Buddha

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