10,000 HOURS TO MASTERY

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10,000 HOURS TO MASTERY

Master Prophet E. Bernard Jordan

LESSON 7

THE SIGNS OF MASTERY






“Order and simplification are the first steps toward
the

mastery

of a subject.”

(Thomas Mann)





LOOK FOR THE SIGNS


Signs and symbols are God’s method of pointing
the way toward your destined path


Signs and symbols are God’s method of testing
your perception and openness to spiritual
communication.


Every journey is fraught with symbols and
portents.


The spiritually learned will notice doors opening
and circumstances pointing them toward their
highest purpose.













BREAKTHROUGHS


On the journey you will encounter signs and
portents along the road that will reveal that you
are on the way to mastering your skill.


Breakthroughs are the first sign.


You will experience abrupt shifts in your thinking
and vast insights that will reveal new truths about
what you are pursuing.


These breakthroughs are what have led in the
past to many of the world
-
shaping inventions,
discoveries and works of art we know today


The airplane, quantum mechanics and the
microprocessor among many.













ADAPTATION


If you do not see breakthroughs, that is a sign that
you are not pushing yourself aggressively enough
into foreign territory.


Adaptation is the second sign.


As your mind evolves to greater capacity and your
neural network expands, you will find it easier to
absorb new information and rise to next levels of
performance.


Regular adaptation is the source of ever
-
increasing performance.


You reach a plateau of skill, are confronted by a
new challenge, adapt and master that challenge,
and move on.








ADAPTATION (CON’T)


If you do not acquire the ability to adapt to new
demands as you work through your 10,000 hours,
it is because you are too closed
-
minded about the
direction your journey to mastery will take.


Do not try to control your path to mastery.


Simply walk the path that appears before you with
all its twists and turns.








HUMILITY


Humility is the third sign.


As you become more adept at your chosen skill,
you should find that you also become humbled by
all that you do not know.


Education must be accompanied by humility,
because the student will make the transition into
being the teacher.


Every good teacher is humbled by his students.













RESTLESSNESS


Restlessness is the fourth sign.


As you proceed toward mastery, you will become
hungry for more and more knowledge.


You will become restless for that which the
conventional wisdom cannot teach you.


Your mind will compel you to ask more, to seek
more, to ask why.


“Why” is the ultimate question for the student of
mastery.



RESTLESSNESS (CON’T)


If you do not find this restlessness, it is because
you are not thinking about the “why” behind your
journey.


You are settling for technical skills or simple
knowledge without a sense of meaning behind
them.


STUDENTS…


Students are the final sign.


When you have achieved mastery and are ready
to become a mentor, students will appear to learn
from you.


This is the chain of mastery.


Student becomes master and mentor, then
passes on what he has learned to new generation
of seekers.


If students do not appear, there can be many
reasons.


One is that you have not achieved sufficient
mastery to teach them.











STUDENTS…


Another is that you have not the humility to share
what you know.


You are teaching to receive honor yourself, rather
than to serve your students.


The true signs of mastery will remind you of that
which you need to know.


You are always a student.











MASTERY OF SELF


Mastery, the point of 10,000 hours, is merely the
point where you can begin true learning, which is
creation and synthesis.


Remember, you are becoming!


What you master will become who you are.


You will be an entrepreneur, a black belt, a fluent
speaker of Russian, a violin virtuoso.


Mastery is emblematic of your Self.













MASTERY OF SELF (CON’T)


Spiritual mastery is the subtlest form.


The signs of mastery are also the signs of spiritual
awareness.


As you mature in spirit, you will develop the ability
to perceive portents.


You should know what your personal benchmarks
will be as you embark on your road to mastery.














10,000 HOURS TO MASTERY

Master Prophet E. Bernard Jordan

LESSON 7

THE SIGNS OF MASTERY