Author James Clear offers pithy and prolific insights into many aspects of life. His wisdom hits home quite often the realms of productivity and success. I’m partial to this statement about mastery:
“Mastery requires both impatience and patience.
The impatience to have a bias toward action, to not waste time, and to work with a sense of urgency each day.
The patience to delay gratification, to wait for your actions to accumulate, and to trust the process.”
Test prep is all about reaching for mastery, attaining mastery for a moment, and displaying mastery when called upon.
Be patient to prove your best test scores: Create a clear plan for success and work that plan. Leverage spaced repetition and the testing effect to improve over time, ideally under the tutelage of an expert coach.
You can dramatically improve in most areas in a matter of months if you are willing to put in the work according to an intelligent plan. Harness the twin virtues of patience and impatience to motivate your drive to mastery in school, tests, or any other part of life.