Saturday, December 17, 2005

Can the average person become a master of anything?

"It is just the little touches after the average man would quit that make the master's fame."
- Orison Swett Marden

Not many aspire to become masters of anything. We envy the fame they create around themselves, which is the part of their work many masters enjoy least.

For someone who is a master of his art (or whatever activity he may pursue), "good enough" isn't good enough.

A master doesn't strive to meet the standards set by society or even standards he sets for himself. He feels compelled to meet standards that the final product itself demands of him.

He knows what he wants at completion and nothing less is satisfactory.
Do you know what you want at completion? You won't reach it unless you work towards it constantly.

Your life is a work of art. What you make of it will determine if anyone else cares.

Bill Allin
'Turning It Around: Causes and Cures for Today's Epidemic Social Problems,' striving to give everyone the skills they need to create a masterwork of life.
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