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    George Leonard(Author)

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"The practical wisdom in George Leonard's book will have a great influence for many years to come."
--Michael Murphy, author of Golf in the Kingdom and The Future of the Body


Drawing on Zen philosophy and his expertise in the martial art of aikido, bestselling author Gorge Leonard shows how the process of mastery can help us attain a higher level of excellence and a deeper sense of satisfaction and fulfillment in our daily lives. Whether you're seeking to improve your career or your intimate relationships, increase self-esteem or create harmony within yourself, this inspiring prescriptive guide will help you master anything you choose and achieve success in all areas of your life.


In Mastery, you'll discover:
- The 5 Essential Keys to Mastery
- Tools for Mastery
- How to Master Your Athletic Potential
- The 3 Personality Types That Are Obstacles to Mastery
- How to Avoid Pitfalls Along the Path
. . . and more

"George Leonard is a remarkable man who embodies what he teaches: an amazing curiosity, a passionate intelligence, and the rare combination of someone who has both a broad vision and the focused mastery of details."--Dean Ornish, New York Times bestselling author of The Spectrum

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  • PDF | 176 pages
  • George Leonard(Author)
  • Penguin; Reissue edition (Feb. 1992)
  • English
  • 7
  • Health, Family & Lifestyle

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  • By PATRICK REES on 8 March 2017

    Clear and down to earth stuff. Loved it.

  • By AJ on 7 June 2016

    Waste of money. very basic and frankly this is not mastery but common sense. look at other books people.cant believe people like this.

  • By M. Crowther on 21 August 2008

    I expected yet another booh-yah you-can-do-it self help book but I was very wrong. This book has a powerful message delivered in a clear and yet subtle way. The narrative style is almost gentle yet the strength of what's being said can hardly be argued with.Leonard states explicitly why Mastery is out of vogue, why we've come to want it even more than ever but have forgotten what it actually is. Advise such as how many years it takes to just become good at something let alone master it might unsettle us at first. We wouldn't be reading this book if we weren't desiring mastery in some respect.Yet it is presented in a way that encourages the reader. Yes, it will take a long time to attain mastery, but he shows why this is the only way and the best way. He reminds us the journey and the destination are non-different and leaves us looking forward to engaging in it.

  • By Phil on 20 October 2009

    Honest, real and so easy to read. I read the whole thing over an italian meal while working away. Are you a dabbler, a hacker or an obsessive? I worked out straight away that I was a dabbler and it has helped informed my thinking about quite a few areas. Very realistic indeed. If you are serious about mastery a good buy.

  • By Mike Fitzgerald on 16 January 2003

    Having read "The Way of Aikido" three times, I was eager to read "Mastery", but had to wait for it to come into stock. Having obtained it, I read it twice in fairly quick succession, and can say that it was without doubt worth the wait!Rather than being of the super-enthusiastic change-your-life-in-a-flash genre, this book carefully analyses the steps required to achieve any specific goal, realistically analyses the reasons why goals are so often not achieved, and emphasises the need for long term commitment to learning and practice.I am especially drawn to the author's emphasis on enjoying the journey as much as the destination, and his observation that the most boring thing of all is to be constantly searching for novelty and superficial stimulation.This is a deeply satisfying book, and an excellent companion to "The Way of Aikido".


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