Like a great wine, our talents are wonderful to start and keep getting better.
When we are younger, our talents are present, useful, and unpolished. Our success comes from applying that talent, learning from wins and losses, and not stopping. The challenge of youth is to learn what our constellation of talents actually are.
Over time, our talents become refined, sharper, and even more useful. Mastery comes from applying this refined talent, learning from wins and losses, and not stopping. The challenge of mastery is to focus those talents on the things we most care about.
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PS: Mastery sneaks up on us. It’s usually not helpful to push hard to achieve it. Keep learning.