I came across this quote today in Black Belt Magazine. (Read topics from other fields because you will expand your knowledge and may find information that applies to your mastery).
This quote is perfect for the profession of physical therapy.
Are you in this profession for the long term?
If so, study every day. Learn a little bit every day. Master a topic every day. You have time to reach that mastery. You have you’re entire career to become a master at physical therapy.
If this is a stepping stone to something else (I ain’t gonna hate ya for it), then why bother to master anything at all?
If your goal is to go into the business of owning a clinic, teaching courses, becoming a professor, then it doesn’t matter if you “master the profession”. It only matters that you master that which is your goal.
Happy thought for the day.