The art of attaining discipline skills by a singleness of purpose
I want to take this opportunity to let all those who read this book know that I am just like you. I was born of average intelligence, average ability, and I come from average wealth. Yet there is nothing average about me. (Steven Lange, Mastery, pg. 6)
Excerpts from the book
At the age of 19 I started to change my Life. To become the things I wanted to be. To become the disciplined person I had always emulated. I started with push-ups. Doing push-ups was my way to break through the undisciplined attitude I had. I did push-ups all the time. Several times a day. When I started I could do 20 push-ups in a row. At the end of 4 months I could do 100 push-ups in a row. (Steven Lange, Mastery, pg. 10)
So learn to recognize negative people. Stay away from them. Learn to surround yourself with positive people and influences. Negative people will always be negative. If you let them all the things they think of you will actually come true. (Steven Lange, Mastery, pg. 33)
Now we have done all the things correctly. Every morning before work you exercise a little. Then work in the basement workshop fletching arrows and target shooting in the small range down there.
You have been developing this skill for a few years now. You have read some excellent works of techniques for hunting with the bow. You have bent your own bows. You have hunted stalked and carried game home all with your bow on your back.
You have an understanding of the bow that few do. You even went into the woods for two weeks on vacation with nothing but your bow, a knife, and your sleeping bag to see if you could survive with it. You have gotten to a more primal level of understanding of your weapon and the usefulness of your skill craft. (Steven Lange, Mastery, pg. 71)