On serendipity

Robert Greene describes the process of mastery as being heavily dependent on serendipity. To reach an intuitive level of proficiency, you have to expose yourself to enough facets and dimensions of the thing you want to learn (directly and indirectly) to develop intuition. It is through many layers of understanding that they will all begin to blend together. That’s really awesome to hear when in the context of masters who already experience it daily, but it’s not so for yourself. The way to get there is simple—make it your goal. If you’re deliberate in never spending a moment of your life dead,” then your time will be better spent. There is a lesson in every moment. You can always take advantage of your time, and if you do, it will help you on the path towards mastery.