Quote of the Day – Mastery is a Pain


“the path to mastery – becoming ever better at something you care about – is not lined with daisies and spanned by a rainbow” – Daniel H. Pink, Drive Back to Daniel Pink and his thoughts on Mastery!  In the previous quotes on mastery (Mastery is a Mindset, Realizing Mastery), I discussed Daniel H. Pink’s [...]

Quote of the Day – Grit!

Basic Training Requires Grit

“in every field, grit may be as essential as talent to high success.” – Duckworth, Peterson, Matthews, Kelly “Grit:  Perseverance and Passion for Long Term Goals” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 92, (January 2007) As cited in Daniel H. Pink’s book Drive, the journal article mentioned here places grit high on the list of [...]

Quote of the Day – Daniel H. Pink on Realizing Mastery

Golf as a sport of mastery

“Mastery of [something]  is impossible to realize fully.” – Daniel H. Pink, Drive In yesterday’s quote, I began discussion Daniel H. Pink’s theories on motivation, and how mastery plays a role in intrinsic motivation – the motivation that develops inside us and drives us toward a goal. Today’s quote continues that discussion with another point [...]

Quote of the Day – Daniel H. Pink, “Mastery is a Mindset”

Daniel H. Pink

“Mastery is a mindset: It requires the capacity to see your abilities not as finite, but as infinitely improvable.” – Daniel H. Pink, Drive   In his book Drive, Daniel H. Pink explores our historical understanding of what motivates us, both in our personal lives and our business lives.  His conclusion is that previous methods of motivation, [...]