Firstly let us quickly explore what Personal Mastery actually is and why it has been recognised as such an important skill.
• Personal Mastery is our ability to realise that life, people and situations are multi-faceted
and that our opinion and vision is not the be all and end all of any situation.
• Personal Mastery allows us to make space and allowances for all these facets
, incorporating or discarding them after additional thought and analysis. In other words, we adapt.
• Personal Mastery allows us to recognise that it is our reaction to a situation or person that will determine the outcome
, rather than the circumstance itself.
• And finally Personal Mastery is the ability to maintain a personal vision and balance
that allows us to stay fully fuelled whilst negotiating our life path.
Our number one tip
for you today is thus as follows:
Be open to the possibility of change!
If you are not getting the results you want, it may be because you have no control of the situation or the people involved; influence where you can and if you cannot, your only options are to either adapt your expectations, accommodate the situation or people, or walk away
. In all cases change is necessary.
If you are wanting to improve yourself, a situation, or an outcome, be prepared for the discomfort that comes with that improvement
As you can see all of the above needs a good understanding of your own strengths and weaknesses
, a good understanding of the other person or people, a good understanding of the situation and a good understanding of the best desired outcome. All of this understanding comes only through being mindful, present and in the habit of reflecting
In other words, take control and accountability
. One of my favourite books is a book by John G Miller, The Question behind the Question…
It is definitely worth a read and takes us well on the way to the concept of accountability and as a result, personal mastery.
The journey of Self Mastery and Accountability is without a doubt one of the biggest gifts you can give yourself.
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