At Arrow Devices, we treat our products as works of art and we aim to inculcate a culture where skill and mastery is highly valued. Unfortunately, it is not easy to achieve Mastery. A newly minted engineer needs to focus on this higher goal with the belief that he is doing the right thing without falling prey to short term distractions.
Below is a presentation that I gave to engineers at Arrow Devices to encourage them to strive for Mastery in whatever they do. It is structured as a review of Robert Greene’s book “Mastery” with some ideas of my own, thrown in.
I hope this is useful for you!
- Why Mastery?: Mastery leads to success, happiness and wealth!
- Finding Life Interests: Find an aspect in your job that you love
- Go above and beyond: In order to draw and sculpt human forms better, Leonardo Da Vinci cut open cadavers to figure out how muscle lay under skin. Sometimes learning needs you to go above and beyond the call of duty
- Aim for Transformation: Intense practice transforms. It leads to the mind learning and transferring conscious patterns into the sub-conscious. Ideas come out of thin air!