“A better motto for most youth”

On Technium founder Kevin Kelly’s 68th birthday, he published a fascinating article called 68 bits of unsolicited advice. One bit of advice concerned mastery, and was far more practical advice than “follow your dreams” or similar.

“Following your bliss is a recipe for paralysis if you don’t know what you are passionate about. A better motto for most youth is “master something, anything”. Through mastery of one thing, you can drift towards extensions of that mastery that bring you more joy, and eventually discover where your bliss is.”

Do you believe that once someone masters one thing, they can apply the mastery process to anything? It’s a powerful concept that would surely help someone find their true bliss or purpose.