Becoming a master in your own field requires devotion, attention and focus to that task. If we are not willing or ready to spend the time and effort to do it, we are not going to become one.
You cannot use shortcuts to become one, you have to devote your time and open heart to achieve it. Not everyone will become a master, if you are not ready learn as much as you can. Ultimately, only the few who have learned and understood it will become one.
In corporate you can weasel yourself by playing the political game of chess. But mostly you are going to end up stuck somewhere not being able to move up because someone else will outplay you or your limitations are going to catch up with you.
Many people do not understand that when they are entering into the “dance” after a while they are going to understand they are going to need to put on different “masks” to move up the ladder.
Being a master doesn’t require you to go to all that trouble. When you are meeting a true master, you can see what leads them, it’s not their ego but their spirit. By listening to them you know deep in your core they are speaking the truth. They have the knowledge and understanding.
You do not feel like you are listening to a “canned” sales speech, but instead you are hearing the truth. Their egos are not leading but their spirits are speaking.
If we are willing to become an apprentice with an open heart, ready to learn we could accomplish so much without feeling threatened by others.
Here is a profound quote from Einstein: “Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason, mastery demands all of a person”.