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Can I Master A Skill in a Short period?

Can I Master A Skill in a Short period? This question was asked me recently by one of my mentees. So, here is my answer with an example.

I want you to think about, in any area in life, it could be sports, it could be learning a language, it could be learning anything new. Mastery takes time. You can’t master a skill in a short period of time.

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It takes years to achieve mastery. You can learn a skill in a relatively short period of time.

But to accomplish mastery, it takes years. For anyone who has achieved mastery, it takes years.

See the question itself is, it tells me that the way that you’re thinking about it is where’s the shortcut?

How can I take the shortcut? And then sometimes there are smarter ways to do something.

There are some shortcuts but it takes time, it takes effort, it takes patience and it takes repetition, to accomplish, to achieve mastery.

And I believe the best way to do that is to have a mentor. You think about how skills are passed along, how skills are passed down.

I like to take a martial arts example, if you wanna learn, let’s say you wanna learn kung fu, you wanna learn karate, you wanna learn Taekwondo, you wanna learn boxing, right?

The best way to learn is not just to practice on your own but to actually practice with other people but having a mentor, having a coach, having an instructor to show you the ropes, to say “Hey, here’s the fundamental. “Here’s what you need to do. “Here’s how you do it right. “Here’s the move.”

Once he or she coaches you and gives you feedback, and you go out there and you practice, you do your own thing, right? And then come back to the dojo and you learn some more, right?

And that’s how you get good and how to get a black belt. When you do enough.

When you do the same punch again and again and again thousands of times, same kick, thousands of times. That’s how you get your mastery, right?

So it takes years, it takes repetition. That’s why most people don’t accomplish or don’t achieve mastery.

There are very few true masters in the world in anything because most people are not willing to put in the work.

They say, “Hey, how can I get there in six months? “How could I get there in one year?” When most of the time it takes decades.

It takes decades to get to that point and that’s the difference. Having a mentor to show you the ropes. Learning from them and being humble.

Being able to put your ego aside and say teach me, show me how to do this. And you practice again and again and again and get feedback and you correct and you pivot and you correct and you practice and you get feedback and you correct.

And that’s how you get to mastery. The funny thing about mastery is that there are so few masters of anything in this world and the world values mastery.

Maybe right now you’re struggling to get attention, you’re struggling to go into business you’re struggling to earn more money, you’re struggling to do whatever that you choose to do, your career.

But once you become good, not even a master, once you become good, you’ll see there are a lot more opportunities coming your way.

Once you are great you’ll notice the world leads a path to your door. But if you truly accomplish, if you’re truly good and you become a master, the sky’s the limit because there are so few true masters in the world today.

You can master the skill when you work with other people and learn from someone who’s been there and done that earlier. For more information get in touch with me at

Shitanshu Kapadia
Shitanshu Kapadia
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