33voices interviews Janna Smith, author of An Absorbing Errand.
Make your way to Mastery
Life is about pursuits, and to me there’s no more important pursuit than mastery. If you’ve followed our work, you know that we admire greatness and the individuals who achieve it; simply because it’s hard – very hard. Few in the world will ever experience the euphoria that a Michael Jackson felt on stage, or that a Michael Jordan had when making a game winning shot; and while we hail these individuals as super-heroes; rarely do give ourselves a chance to achieve such a worthy level prowess.
If you’ve ever aspired for something amazing, you know it doesn’t come without challenge and resistance, but as Janna Malamud Smith echoes in her book, An Absorbing Errand: How Artists and Craftsmen Make Their Way to Mastery, “you are in charge; you plan; you design; you labor; you struggle. And your reward is that in some seasons you create a gratifying bounty.” Here’s a glimpse of how Lady Gaga does it ——