Mastery is the urge to get better and bettter at something that matters.
Mastery is asymptote. An asymptote is a straight line that a curve approaches but never quite reaches. Why reach for something you can never fully attain? The joy is in the pursuit more than the realization. In the end, mastery attracts precisely because mastery eludes.
Mastery is a suffering. Because it will take a lot of hard work and effort to get to where we want to go.
Mastery is a mindset. In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. Virtually all great people have had these qualities.