Mastery

The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment
Narrated by: Timothy Andrés Pabon
Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (399 ratings)

Audible membership

$14.95 a month

Free with a 30-day trial
1 audiobook of your choice.
A monthly selection of Audible Originals.
$14.95 a month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $10.49

Buy for $10.49

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Drawing on Zen philosophy and his expertise in the martial art of aikido, best-selling author George Leonard shows how the process of mastery can help us attain a higher level of excellence and a deeper sense of satisfaction and fulfillment in our daily lives.

Whether you're seeking to improve your career or your intimate relationships, increase self-esteem or create harmony within yourself, this inspiring prescriptive guide will help you master anything you choose and achieve success in all areas of your life.

In Mastery, you'll discover:

  • The five essential keys to mastery
  • Tools for mastery
  • How to master your athletic potential
  • The three personality types that are obstacles to mastery
  • How to avoid pitfalls along the path
  • And more
©1991 George Leonard (P)2018 Tantor

What listeners say about Mastery

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    276
  • 4 Stars
    87
  • 3 Stars
    29
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    3
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    228
  • 4 Stars
    73
  • 3 Stars
    23
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    2
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    223
  • 4 Stars
    71
  • 3 Stars
    24
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    4

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

life changing

It's all obvious statements, but I can only say that after hearing it. Great book!

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

thank you.

I enjoyed listening to this book. I started listening when I had a very long commute. i finished days later with only listening when I drove. I heard some things that kept me processing the message through out the day.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Nice book must read

like the book, while reading it, was looking back at my self, and realized what I should do when learning new skill.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Fundamental book for achievers

Great book providing radically different perspective compared to media. It gave me a fresh view how to look on my life and what I want to achieve. I will never look at masters the same way and I want to become one!

#Inspiring #Fundamental #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Mastery is simple to understand hard to do

Don’t let the simplicity fool you. This book is well thought out and well written. The real skill lies in the readers ability to apply the lessons learnt. Like with all things...

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Just as good as I remember

Years ago I was given a copy of this book and it started my journey on the path. Several events have jolted me out of my comfort zone and brought me back to the path. This is a transformative book, read it, study it live it the beauty and change you have are worth the effort.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

A Gem.

A great accumulation of wisdom. An alternative to modern culture of drama, violence and convenience.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Take notes while reading, very useful information

I was recommended this book by a friend and wow was I left in awe. I recommend reading and rereading at least twice a year. I will be revisiting this book often.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

the most impactful book this year

I absolutely loved this book. the illustrations that the author used were user-friendly and easy to relate to. I highly recommend reading this book if you are hoping to improve yourself.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Amazing book

This book will offer you insights on not just mastery of skills. But insight into the whole of life itself. Definitely worth the purchase. The narration is great and the stories and examples are as well.

1 person found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Greg K.
  • Greg K.
  • 01-09-19

Very lightweight, no real advice nor deep thoughts

Not sure why people give 5 stars score. It’s very lightweight book. There are merely a thoughts about approach to success then keys.

Would you see the advice to get more sleep as ground breaking news?

Author talks a lot about his Aikido lessons and how you need to practice and be humble to evolve. A bit about his students at flight school when he put more attention to skilled and less to mediocre.

At the end talks through some breathing exercises - pointless.

The only useful thoughts from this 3 hour read is that if you would like to start to master your skills then you need to remember

A) that it takes time to learn an practice and we live in times when adverts, movies etc shows us that it can be achieve almost instantly, which can be demotivating

B) during your way to your mastery you will get stuck and it will take longer chunks of time to move to another level - but there is no advice how to over come those and keep in mind that all the book is like that - lightweight.

Summary: in 1991 it could be not bad book but in 2019 it simply is not good enough.

There is much more useful content in Brian Tracey productions.

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Ashley
  • Ashley
  • 01-29-19

Too much 70s hippy kungfu, not enough mastery

Very disappointed. I had heard good things about this book. The first couple of chapters are interesting, but it's quickly evident that he has nothing of value to say.

To spare you buying the book, all you need to know is: "Practice". When you plateau, enjoy it for its own sake, not what it brings. Don't worry, you'll get there.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Tiberio
  • Tiberio
  • 09-13-19

Quick, interesting, and insightful.

Interesting quick read, with several insights on walking the path of mastery. Recommended to anyone interested in personal growth.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for James E.
  • James E.
  • 08-12-18

great

a wise book providing many insights into what must be undergone in the path towards true mastery. I am feeling prepared to undertake my journey.