Personal Mastery is about approaching life from a different perspective. Sometimes people would refer to it as a journey towards continuous improvement. Personal mastery is guided with key principles like vision, personal purpose, creative tension, commitment to truth and understanding the subconscious mind.
The principles behind personal and self-mastery are actually fundamental concepts that are essential when building professional, social and spiritual relationships. They are -
- Success is defined by what happens to you internally. The internal change is actually more important than what had happens to you in your external world.
- It is important for you to spend time and energy in things that can be controlled, like the present and the future and let go of reactive attitudes like resentment, complaint, blame and just wishful thinking.
- Understand that what happens to you in life is based on your own choices and not anybody else’s. You should take responsibility for what happens in your life. You have to know the weaknesses and strengths of your character. This would enable you to change how you think, feel and behave.
- Have a clear vision of what you want and what you should do to achieve it. After identifying your goals and the how to attain them, it is time to translate them into action. This would be the application of your vision, values and rules that you choose to follow.
Overall, a person who has attained personal mastery would be able to raise self-awareness, self-acceptance and self-responsibility. Personal mastery does not happen overnight. It requires discipline and reinforcement. Personal mastery helps you understand that life is full of opportunities for expanding your vision and skills, until you succeed.