Mediocrity versus Mastery

Amar Pandit , CFA , CFP

Amar Pandit

A respected entrepreneur with 25+ years of Experience, Amar Pandit is the Founder of several companies that are making a Happy difference in the lives of people. He is currently the Founder of Happyness Factory, a world-class online investment & goal-based financial planning platform through which he aims to help every Indian family save and invest wisely. He is very passionate about spreading financial literacy and is the author of 4 bestselling books (+ 2 more to release in 2020), 8 Sketch Books, Board Game and 700 + columns.

Mediocre People look for Tips, Shortcuts and now Hacks.

Masters know they have to achieve Mastery.

Look at this Sketch carefully and reflect.

You would have figured that the solid line is the graph of compounding. 

Think about the best in any profession. They aim for Mastery and not Tips, Shortcuts and Hacks. This is because they realize there are no shortcuts and most importantly they know that the only way to be successful is to go through the grind over a compounding cycle with Purposeful and Deliberate Practice (Read:  This is how you achieve PEAK Performance to know more about Purposeful and Deliberate Practice).

Masters do not want to be Mediocre. They believe in Excellence. Mediocre people look for quick fixes, tips, shortcuts, and hacks (and thus the dotted line for them).

Who do you want to be? Master or Mediocre. 

As always, the choice is yours.