In The 5 Keys to Mastery, author George Leonard explores the personality traits and mental attitudes that help people in different fields of expertise reach the top, and how one can train oneself to succeed. Leonard is joined by a handful of successful people who offer their own perspectives, including Carlos Santana, B.B. King, Linus Torvalds, Julius Axelrod, Wendy Rieger, and more.
“How can I describe the kind of person who is on a path to mastery? First, I don’t think it should be so dead serious. I think you should understand the joy of it, the fun of it.”
–George Leonard, Author, Mastery
“Most people live and die and they don’t even know what their calling was. Maybe they didn’t take the time to push the pause button. What happens when you find your calling – everything stops and you just see what you’re supposed to do and why you’re supposed to do it. When I heard the first guitar in Tijuana, it made me realize that I have possibilities and opportunities to discover and nothing was gonna stop me.”
–Carlos Santana, Musician