Microsoft Research Principal Scientist Bill Buxton outlines some counter-propositions to the idea of achieving mastery and the dogged pursuit of excellence:
- Always be bad at something that you are passionate about.
- You can be everything in your lifeâ€”just not all at once.
- When you get good at one skill, drop another in which you have achieved competence in order to make room for a new passion at which you areâ€”yet againâ€”bad.
- Life is too short to waste on bad teachers and inefficient learning.
- Remember: You can learn from anyone.