The Price of Mastery

The Point

The Price of Mastery (mp3)

Everyone can’t be an astronaut or MBA player, but without practice no one would know how to get to Carnegie Hall. Professional parents often give foot-on-the-ground advice: Pay the bills first, then pursue your dreams.

Writing books, composing songs, designing winner websites, and decorating canvases require a recipe of time and inspiration. Working 9-5 steals time. Hardship is the seed of inspiration, which daily exhaustion kills. And having the bills paid isn’t “hardship”. If owning a yacht is your goal, consider medical school. But if you want to be a master, paying the bills might eat all your main ingredients.

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