The late George Leonard was a well-known teacher of Aikido, an art he began in his 40s. He was also the president of Esalen Institute and wrote several books on the human potential.
“We fail to realize that mastery is not about perfection. It’s about a process, a journey.
The master is the one who stays on the path day after day, year after year.
The master is the one who is willing to try, and fail, and try again, for as long as he or she lives.”
~ George Leonard
(from the book “Mastery”)