There's only one way to mastery.
And it's persistence.
Persistence in showing up.
Persistence in following up.
Persistence in creating value.
Persistence in studying your failures.
Persistence in learning from your failures.
Persistence in learning from others failures.
No matter what.
There's no other way.
A real master is someone that's able to persist, even, no especially during bad times.
That's why you, me, we, them, might never become really good at anything in life.
We give up too early.
We tend to give up when the shit hits the fan.
When it gets tough.
We'll never master anything.
But the real masters continue, no matter what.
Most of them even thrive during bad times.
Times when you think you can't possibly go on with this.
Times when you don't see the end of the tunnel any longer.
That's when the masters push harder than ever before.
Because that's when everybody else quits.
Except you. You keep on pushing.
You keep on pushing, no matter what.
When you lost your job, you need to keep on pushing.
When your boyfriend (or gf) left you, you need to keep on pushing.
When you lost all of your friends, you need to keep on pushing.
When the economy crashes, you need to keep on pushing.
When all of your stocks tank, you need to keep on pushing.
Who am I to tell you anything about life?
Don't listen to me.
I need to keep on pushing..
[Related: I stopped giving a shit a long time ago]