The word ‘mastery’ is flung around a lot in the west; especially in the personal development industry.
When I went to train with Shaolin monks in a Kung Fu temple in China, I learnt the true definition of mastery. These monks practise their craft every. single. day… for 10 hours or more. And becoming a Kung Fu master does not just depend on the physical skill. You must learn so many other aspects and practise every single element – nutrition, meditation, calligraphy, biology, spirituality.
True mastery does not just apply to one area of your life – it is holistic, a way of being.
You can hear more in my TedX talk below. Enjoy!