Mastery by Robert Greene Book Review
What’s the best way to learn?
Mark Zuckerberg had Steve Jobs as a mentor. Warren Buffett had Benjamin Graham. Oprah Winfrey had Maya Angelou and the list goes on and on and on.
Mastery by Robert Greene is a book that is concentrated on making you a master of a field by first being a student, an apprentice. It is a book which guides people how to find the right mentor and learn the right way.
“If you impress people in these first months, it should be because of the seriousness of your desire to learn, not because you are trying to rise to the top before you are ready.” — Page 51
Most people are just too anxious and impatient when learning and this book: “Mastery by Robert Greene” explains why that could lead to a ramification of your apprenticeship journey.
“The greatest impediment to creativity is your impatience, the almost inevitable desire to hurry up the process, express something, and make a splash” — Page 163
If you have never gotten a mentor or have always had difficulties learning, this book is a good start. It outlines the foundational attitudes and mindset that you have to set up before you set out.
Here’s my take: if Mark Zuckerbeg, Oprah Winfrey, Warren Buffett, Tony Robbins and Jeff Bezos all had mentors, what kind of egoistic animal am I to say that I do not need mentors? And what makes me think that I am good enough for people to want to mentor me?
If you’re looking to be a master of a subject and to learn the right way, this is a good book which does not oversimplify the process. All in all, I enjoyed this book thoroughly and it was very relevant at this point of my time where I should be seeking out to learn as many things as I can and stay as humble as I can.
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