By Casey Grey
I don't strive for perfection nor do I expect any of my team members to be perfect because perfection is impossible. I do, however, expect to be better than I was yesterday. I expect to continuously learn and grow. I strive for mastery.
Mastery is simple but not easy. It's not easy to take the time to build a solid foundation when all you want is the beautiful house. The most important part is the foundation and the details need to be done properly. The beautiful house will tumble if the foundation starts to crumble.
Mastery is the foundation to anything that stands the test of time.
There is a shortcut though. That being said, I suspect it's still not short enough for most of us. The shortcut is to learn from others who have been where we want to go.
I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.
The shortcut is to start working on that one kick before you try 10,000 kicks and realize you should have just been doing one from the beginning. The trick is figuring out which one you should be practicing. That will take awareness and some inward work. What are you after? What are you here on earth to accomplish? What is calling you? What is your WHY?
Figure that out and you'll be on your way to becoming a true master.