No one is born successful in their chosen field.

Even the most accomplished entrepreneurs and the lavishly rich started, and struggled, somewhere.

And the main reason they succeeded often boils down to one trait that extends beyond money, opportunity or social status: perseverance.

In today’s book in the challenge, Mastery, by George Leonard, we learn how crucial unbreakable determination is in order to truly succeed.

Mastery by George Leonard“We fail to realize that mastery is not about perfection. It’s about a process, a journey. The master is the one who stays on the path day after day, year after year. The master is the one who is willing to try, and fail, and try again, for as long as he or she lives.” – George Leonard, Mastery

And some words from Brian Johnson on this transformative book:

“Mastery. If we have any desire to live at our highest potential, we MUST master the concept of Mastery. And George Leonard, a life-long learner, educator, teacher, author, and Aikido master is our ideal teacher.”

In today’s challenge, we’ll explore the simple, profound truths aimed at helping us re-orient ourselves from the ineffective dabbler, to becoming a successful hacker. Life’s too short for anything other than our best, wouldn’t you agree? So why not dedicate our lives to a path of mastery. Starting now.

To take part in the challenge, just watch Brian’s video above – where he reveals his biggest insights from today’s book – and please share your comments and thoughts below as we’d love to hear what your biggest “aha!” moment was (and to get your hands on this transformative book, click here).

Have you just started the challenge? Click here to go back to day 1 and learn what it’s all about, or to get Brian’s entire collection of Philosophers Notes (his insights from nearly 200 books) get your copy here