The number 1 Personal Mastery tip! - [website] Email Print
Published: 1st of Feb 2019 by: Debbie

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.

Staff Training is a South African soft skills training provider with more than 60 workshops on offer. Email us at for more info or give us a call at 0861 996 660

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