What Matters/Skills Mastery

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Skills Mastery[edit | edit source]

Take pride in your good work.

Perfect the skills required to become excellent at your chosen vocation. Do your best.

Theodore Roosevelt observed: "Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."

Speaking as the Prophet, Kahlil Gibran advised that: "Work is love made visible."

Assignment:[edit | edit source]

  • Continue skills development or professional development activities in your chosen field or profession.

Suggestions for further reading:[edit | edit source]

  • De Botton, Alain (2010). The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work. Vintage. pp. 336. ISBN 978-0307277251. 
  • Gladwell, Malcolm (2011). Outliers: The Story of Success. Back Bay Books. pp. 336. ISBN 978-0316017930. 
  • Komisar, Randy (2001). The Monk and the Riddle: The Art of Creating a Life While Making a Living. Harvard Business Review Press. pp. 208. ISBN 978-1578516445. 
  • (Evaluate the book: Colvin, Geoff (2010). Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else. Portfolio Trade. pp. 240. ISBN 978-1591842941.  )
  • (Evaluate the book: Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment )
  • (Evaluate the book: The Gifted Adult: A Revolutionary Guide for Liberating Everyday Genius )
  • (Evaluate the book: So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport)