Release the Power of Mastery – Never Stop Learning
As human beings we tend to deeply admire people who have achieved mastery. Whether they are a master athlete, musician, business mogul, etc. we see the results of their hard work and we admire their dedication. Fortunately, mastery in any field is not something genetic, or for a lucky few. It is something we can all attain if get rid of some misconceptions and gain clarity as to the required path.
So what about mastery at life? What does that require? What are some of the most important life skills? Here’s a link to an amazing list of essential life skills that I think you’ll enjoy. (Click here.)
When it comes to life skills you’ve no doubt come to realize that some come more easily than others. We’re not born with all these skills. We don’t learn many of them in school. As a result, it can be very overwhelming as an adult to recognize a lack within ourselves. Then it takes even more courage to be willing to do what you have to in order to achieve the kind of life you desire. That’s why it’s important to start with the smallest bite-size. Remember the song: “How do you eat an elephant?” That’s correct, a bite at a time!
The key to being able to achieve mastery is never give up, never stop trying, and never stop learning. In fact, masters thrive on challenge and respond to adversity with confidence and heightened motivation. They dig deep within themselves and remain focused on achieving success even in the face of failure.
In his famous rulebook for life, “Mastery”, Robert Greene highlights the importance of pursuing life-long learning as a way to build confidence and competence. He says:
“The first move toward mastery is always inward – learning who you really are and reconnecting with that innate drive. Knowing it with clarity, you will find your way to the proper career path and everything else will fall into place. It is never too late to start this process.”
The good news is you don’t have to go to a Mastery School to learn how to tap into this power of mastery. You can begin now by honestly answering these questions:
- How do you take care of yourself mentally, physically and spiritually?
- Who are you capable of becoming as upgrade your beliefs about yourself?
- What is your passion, your mission, your “Life’s Task”?
- How can you expand your view of life?
- How can you go from being a person who reacts to a person who makes mindfully wise choices?
- What are the values you hold dear, which will shape your character as you become the person you are meant to be?
- How can you maintain your focus on what’s important, not slipping back into the status quo?
When we focus on Doing Better, we’re able to build on essential skills to make challenges easier to navigate. We can feel empowered, more competent and proud of ourselves.
Over the past 5 years, my amazing co-inspirer Nando Raynolds and I have developed a skill development program called Life in Balance: The Seven Keys (Click here to learn more about the program.) The program is divided into seven sections. It is highly experiential and is designed to teach and support the practice of important life skills. Are you ready to use these keys to unlock the life you’re meant to live by releasing the power of mastery?