You might think personal mastery has no relevance to entrepreneurship and building a business; but I will advice you think again. Control is one of the essential traits of becoming an entrepreneur and building a successful business. And you can’t gain control over your life without personal mastery. Now how does personal mastery improve the life of an entrepreneur?
There are people who fully understand how important it is to develop their entrepreneurial skill and know their strengths and weaknesses to be able to deal with their personal growth and development. Those who have known and developed personal mastery would be able to listen to themselves and maintain balance in their life and business.
Personal mastery would also enable entrepreneurs manage their energy levels and minimize dependence on stimulants to increase their energy levels. Now how do you attain personal mastery? To attain personal mastery, there are laid down principles that will guide you in your quest for growth and maturity.
The principles of personal mastery
The principles behind personal and self mastery are actually fundamental concepts that are essential when building professional, social and spiritual relationships. The first one is how success is defined. In personal mastery, the internal change is actually more important than what had happened to you.
Personal mastery is also based on reality. A good rule of thumb when seeking personal mastery is to spend time and energy on things that can be controlled, like the present and the future. It is important to let go of reactive attitude like resentment, complaint, blame and just wishful thinking.
Another principle behind self mastery is the understanding of the fact that what happens to your life is based on your own choices; and not from anybody else. You should take responsibility for what had happened in your life. Therefore, decisions about your life should be made by your own will. You have to know the weaknesses and strengths of your character. This would enable you to change the way you think, feel and behave.
Having a clear vision of what we want and what we should do to achieve it are also principles behind personal mastery. After identifying our goals and how we can attain our goals, then it is about time to translate them into action. This would be the application of our vision, values and principles that we chose to follow.
How the Principles of Personal Mastery can help you control your life
The key principles of personal mastery can help you in the following ways:
1. How to deal with difficult and challenging situations
2. Isolate positive behaviors and feelings; and work on them
3. Accept difficult and harsh realities of life
4. Let go of negativities like resentment and blame
5. Understand the importance and freedom that comes with responsibility
6. Set goals for yourself
7. Identify your principles in life
8. Prioritize what is more important to you
9. Deepen your commitment
10. Develop self-confidence and self-esteem
11. Accept imperfection and build on one’s strength.
12. Feel the connection between oneself to others.
13. Develop an inquisitive mind
14. Adapt and work with change
Overall, an individual who have attained personal mastery would be able to raise self-awareness, self-acceptance and self-responsibility. What is great about personal mastery is that individuals would recognize that they are part of a system. They know that they would be able to contribute and influence through their creative ideas although they would also be conscious that controlling the situation or the system is impossible.
Personal mastery is something that does not happen as an accident overnight. It requires discipline and reinforcements. Those who are in the path of personal mastery would oftentimes attend trainings, seminars, coaching and counseling to make sure that what they have learned in personal mastery is not at lost again in the midst of selfishness and materialism.
Personal mastery helps everybody understand that life is full of opportunities for expanding our vision and skills, until later on we succeed. So at the point, I want to encourage you to start the personal mastery process today and I will see you at the top.