Mastery has the following three key components:
- Mastery is a mindset – Being optimistic about reaching Mastery is a pre-requisite
- Mastery is a pain and needs a lot of sacrifice via deliberate practice
- Mastery is asymptotic where the end seems possible to reach but can never be fully attained.
Mastery being a key component of motivational skills required for the modern day knowledge worker , has been analyzed in great details by Daniel Pink in his book Drive