Synopses & Reviews
"The pracitcal 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 achive 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
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"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."
"If he's rightand Leonard has been right so many times about prevailing zeitgeists that you have to wonder if he has a third eyethe upcoming decade might be known as the decade of mastery."
San Francisco Chronicle
"George Leonard translates the wisdom of Zen into a self-help program for sticking with itwhether you want to learn aikido or need support in realizing long-held goals."
The New Age Journal
About the Author
George Leonard has introduced LET to more than 50,000 people in the United States and abroad. He is the author of a number of books on human possibilities and social change, including Mastery (Plume 1992), and lives in San Francisco, California.
Table of Contents
Part One: The Master's Journey
1. What Is Mastery?
2. Meet the Dabbler, the Obsessive, and the Hacker
3. America's War Against Mastery
4. Loving the Plateau
Part Two: The Five Master Keys
5. Key 1: Instruction
6. Key 2: Practice
7. Key 3: Surrender
8. Key 4: Intentionality
9. Key 5: The Edge
Part Three: Tools for Mastery
10. Why Resolutions Fail - and What to Do About It
11. Getting Energy for Mastery
12. Pitfalls Along the Path
13. Mastering the Commonplace
14. Packing for the Journey
Epilogue: The Master and the Fool