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What is Personal Mastery

 

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.

One of the most important fundamental aspects of personal mastery is personal vision. Personal mastery when combined with personal vision can create a framework or guiding philosophy on how we can operate and live our lives. Some people would say that personal vision serves as a guide that would keep us on track.

Personal mastery is about loving yourself and expressing your gifts to its fullest. Some would think that personal mastery is controlling and limiting oneself, but actually it is about understanding your personality.

To control or overcome some habits, it would be important to identify how and why those habits occur. The more we suppress things, the more we will have difficulty in conquering and overcoming them.

Personal mastery is self-discipline. It is about taking responsibility for the direction that our life is going to take.

You will slowly realize that you can do anything with faith the aid of your skills and talents. Discipline will clarify and deepen your perspective in life. Those who quest for personal mastery will develop patience and see life objectively.

Personal mastery can help us become successful in life. You can say that you have developed personal mastery when you are starting to fully understand your strengths, talents and your purpose in life.

Personal mastery enables you to be inspired, energized and happy with your life. You start to show a sense of commitment in changing your perspective in life and the world.

It is also important for a person who is on a quest for personal mastery to develop integrity, humility, justice and industry.

These are “rules” on how we should conduct ourselves personally, professionally, socially, and spiritually.

Peter Senge said that attaining personal mastery has no shortcuts or no “quick fixes.” Sometimes it takes a lifetime for personal mastery to be attained.

Personal mastery detaches a person from self-interest or selfishness and encourages people towards providing care and service to other people.

Also, individuals who follow personal mastery see the connections in their surroundings and perceive everything.

To summarize, personal mastery guides you to developing being aware with your beliefs, attitudes and behavior impacts. It also enables you to accept yourself and be responsible with your own action, attitudes, and thoughts.

Experts would say that personal mastery could be truly gained by living purposefully and by living with integrity.

Living purposefully would include showing talents, gifts and strengths to achieve goals and be successful. Living with integrity is by integrating your ideals, standards and behavior.

Some would say it’s always trying to be the best we can be!

 

Personal Mastery And Leadership

It is also a responsibility of a leader to be a role model.

How can leaders be great role models?

Personal mastery can help individuals be a better person and also help leaders become role models. According to Peter Senge, “The core to leadership strategy is simple: to be a model. Commit yourself to your own personal mastery.”

Personal mastery helps an individual to acquire self-knowledge and at the same time promote self-development and growth.

Personal mastery helps an individual to develop the following characteristics:

  • Understanding the direction of their life and therefore the direction of their group or organization
  • Recognize reality and remain grounded on it.
  • Think creatively and out of the box.
  • They understand and work with change.
  • They view themselves to be a part of the whole system and feel connected to others.
  • They understand that they could influence others but are impossible to control them.

It is important for a leader to understand the vision and the mission of the organization. A leader who has achieved personal mastery would be able to identify the methods on how to effectively achieve the organization’s goals.

Personal mastery helps a person identify what are their guiding values and their goals.

Personal mastery allows people to deal with change. Change is one thing constant in this world.

Leaders and organizations should be open to change. Accepting that change is inevitable prepares leaders and organizations to also change their methods to be able to achieve their goals.

Personal mastery allows a leader to develop characteristics that would help them deal with difficult situations and pressures. It also helps a leader to understand and deal with the team members’ weaknesses and strengths.

Effective leaders should understand how to give feedback and criticisms without sounding as if to chastise the person. The intention behind providing feedback is giving support, it is never intended to be an order or to control the person.

Personal mastery helps individuals develop an effective way of managing their emotions. This would help leaders when they are giving criticisms, they would learn to respond instead of reacting.

Personal mastery instils integrity, authenticity and confidence in a leader. These are the characteristics which would help a leader to have a clear vision and at the same clearer and more decisive action.

Personal mastery could increase the potential of a leader. Business leaders have been testifying that stepping towards personal mastery can provide changes in the leadership, performance and have decisive and significant results.

It is important to get back to the basics. The core for an organization and business success relies on human capital. A leader should think that he or she is capable of influencing change.

The benefits of personal mastery for leadership have broad and deep effects. Its effects can also be felt for a long time.

There are countless leaders who have testified that undergoing personal mastery programs have enabled them to maintain balance in their lives and at the same time shape them into becoming effective leaders.

There are great benefits if all the members of the team would undergo transformation because of the personal mastery program.