Attainment of “Mastery” is bound by the following three principles.
Dan Pink’s book Drive makes a mention of the same.
1) Mastety is a “Mindset” – Continuity in excellence needs a learning mindset rather than a performane mindset
2) Mastery involves “Pain“- Excelling in a particular field needs a lot of personal sacrifices.
3) Mastery always follows an “Asymptotic” pattern – Attainment of mastery will never touch the ceiling , even though the final destination may seem very near.