The Key to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment
by George Leonard | Plume © 1992 · 192 pages

Mastery. Are you a dabbler or a hacker or an obsessive or a master? We all have elements of each and we tend to fall into particular patterns in our lives. In this Note, we'll explore George Leonard’s brilliant ideas on how to live a life of mastery, in which every moment becomes an opportunity for growth and self-expression as we embrace the practice of living masterfully.

“We fail to realize that mastery is not about perfection. It’s about a process, a journey. The master is the one who stays on the path day after day, year after year. The master is the one who is willing to try, and fail, and try again, for as long as he or she lives.”

~ George Leonard from Mastery


If we have any desire to live at our highest potential, we MUST master the concept of Mastery. And George Leonard, a life-long learner, educator, teacher, author, and Aikido master is our ideal teacher.

This book is packed with simple, profound truths aimed at helping us re-orient ourselves from ineffective Dabbler, Obsessive and Hacker approaches to life to one of Mastery. Life’s too short for anything other than our best, wouldn’t you agree?

My vote: Let’s dedicate our lives to a path of Mastery. Starting now.

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About the author


George Leonard

co-founder of Integral Transformative Practice