September 16, 2013 Dr. Will Horton

When one looks at what you need to do to achieve true Mastery we have to look at those things that naturally occur that true Masters have followed. If you want to be a Master you must model a TRUE Master.
> I have found that from studying those that do achieve the true level of Mastery in any skill they seem to experience these internal Strategies and follow the same path. A true Master may follow one of more of these, but they do experience these.
> 1. Experience Failure as a learning experience. The Master does not run from a set back, or failure, but they learn from the EXPERIENCE. They take the details into themselves so that they can go forward. Some Masters would say its not they do not fail at tasks, but that they fail faster, they take the set back and move on!
> 2. Go toward fear and pain. Most people avoid things that make them uncomfortable and stay away from painful experiences. To get to a level of expert
> you will have to go through your weak and painful areas. In fact masters seek out people who can help them turn their weakness into strengths. When Michael Jordan was early in his career, he was the leagues leading scorer and offensive player, but he wanted to be the Greatest player of all time and he was self honest (and took feedback) that his defensive game was “soft” because he was a scoring machine. In the off season he worked and was mentored on the defensive aspects and the next year he was the Defensive player of the year, and we all know he is considered the greatest player of all time in his sport.
> 3. Value learning and experience over money and quick rewards. Once you start to experience success it it easy to stop learning and chase money (or fame). When one looks at acting, master craftsmen of the art, study and do roles that may not offer the biggest payday, but are the most challenging and give them the learning experience of stretching their skills (like #1) and pay less. Stallone did 5 Rocky movies (they made him a lot of money) but he is not considered a Master Actor. Think of the actors that do Broadway and offbeat roles that grow their skills. Meryl Streep comes to mind.
> 4. Expand their knowledge base. Masters grow their OVERALL skills they study their field but also learn other things that they can bring back to their field. By stepping into new areas it keeps learning new and also humbles one as you work with experts from other skills.
> 5. Trust themselves in the learning. They take new skills and master them and trust they will internalize them into their skills set. Master know they have their own unique outlook and skill set and that they bring this into the field. They model other masters, but know they have to trust their internal drives to lead them.
> 6. Know they have more to learn. Master are always learning and growing, a true Master never thinks they have ALL the answers (it helps they study fields outside of their expertise) so it keeps them grounded and humble. When combined with #4 it also brings fresh perspectives into their lives.
> I hope to see you on the path to Mastery at the upcoming class. www.nfnlp.com for details.
> Keep an eye out for details on Roadblocks to success and details more trainings
> Until next time Gods Speed on your path.
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Dr. Will Horton

Dr. William D. Horton, Psy.D, CADC, CI, MH, is considered by many to be the world’s Leading Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Trainer. A Licensed Psychologist, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and Master Hypnotist, Dr. Will was one of the few non-law enforcement people asked to attend the FBI Crisis/Hostage Negotiation Course at the FBI Academy.
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