Mastery is the thing that grows only for those who barely realize they’re on a relentless hunt for it. Success is what keeps the lights on in a business; mastery is the sublime intangibility of extraordinary reputation earned for providing services or craftmanship that cannot be found elsewhere.
Where does the mass of what we know come from? Sometimes the wellspring simply surprises me, and other days I nod my head in respectful remembrance. The balance of each day is an accumulation of past experience, and to forget our sources is to forget ourselves.