If asked, you’d probably say you’re pretty good at your job, right? You go in every day, get your tasks done, and even take on an additional project here and there. And, hey, you landed that promotion last year, too!

But, that doesn’t mean you’ve mastered your job.
In fact, there’s quite the difference between being successful at something and actually mastering it. And it has a lot to do with if you do something on target once—success—or if you can do it over and over again the right way—mastery.

In this video, Sarah Lewis, the author of The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure and the Search for Mastery and Du Bois Fellow at Harvard, walks us through the differences between the two and tells us about her experience seeing real mastery unfold.

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Updated 6/19/2020