39 Little Skills to Help You Find Happiness
We are not born to be specialists. We are born to be micromasters!
We read that we must be passionate about only one thing, that 10,000 hours of hard practice is needed to achieve mastery. But in fact most successful people, including Nobel prize winners, nurture multiple areas of knowledge and activity that feed their central subject.
Whether it's making a perfect soufflé, dancing a tango or lighting a fire, when we take the time to cultivate small and quantifiable areas of expertise, we change everything. We become faster and more fearless learners, spot more creative opportunities, improve our brain health and boost our happiness. We see knowledge itself completely differently. The skills acquired in painting a door flawlessly or growing delicious chillies will unexpectedly transform your life.
So start small. Start specific. But start - and you'll be on the path to mastery.
Praise for Micromastery
Micromastery is a triumph. A brilliant idea, utterly convincing, and superbly carried through. I read it with delight, and instantly vowed to put more conviction into the latest thing I'm trying... You're on to a winner herePhilip Pullman, author of the 'His Dark Materials' trilogy
Brilliant. . . . mastering a series of small tasks has created pockets of perfection through my day, and made me calmer and happier in the processRachel Kelly, author of 'Walking on Sunshine: 52 Small Steps to Happiness'