Self-mastery is the ability to get yourself acting. Behaving in a way that moves you towards your goals rather than away from them. Psychologists also call it self-control or self-regulation. It’s the ability to prepare a course of action. Keep moving forward no matter how unmotivated you feel or how hard it gets.
- It can also be seen as the ability to say no in the face of increasing effect from global companies. Glossy marketers who care more about their bottom line than your financial security and long-term health.
- It’s the ability to defeat and recognize your negative habits, thus you can deliberately make the live you’ve visualized.
- It’s the ability to take tolerated action toward your aims in the face of the self-distrust. The boundless array of confusion imposed by more technology
I may be exaggerating this, but I consider it genuine. More than any other time in history, self-mastery is important acquisition. It can save humanity from its way of under-regulation, potential self-destruction and over-indulgence. Self-mastery is an essential acquisition that one practiced on the subject. “Lack of self-mastery is the major social pathology of our time” said by professor Roy Baumeister.
Without self-mastery, you can accomplish almost nothing. At least nothing that requires you to change, learn, grow. Defeat even the slightest bit of outer adversity or inner resistance
“You can have no lesser or smaller mastery than mastery of oneself” – Leonardo da vinci
If you want to live a healthier lifestyle or lose weight, it’s not enough to buy a gym membership. Read about healthy living. That’s a great beginning, but ultimately. You have to get yourself off the lounge to workout and start eating the right quantity of healthy food. You have to change the habitual and get over the inactivity of a more sedentary lifestyle.
If you want to set up a profitable business, it’s not enough to attend another seminar or buy another book. Knowledge is crucial, but it’s unproductive until you take action on it. You must overcome self-doubt and get yourself to consistently take action. You must block out the distraction that keep from executing what’s needed to create products. Make the sale and attract customers.
No matter what you want to execute in life, leaning how to accomplish it is not enough. Self-mastery is needed, you must get yourself to actually participate in it by doing it yourself.
“All know the way, but few truly walk it.” – Bodhidharma
Self-mastery is particularly critical when you run into a bit of misfortune. Anyone can direct the ship when the sea is quiet but not everyone can do when the situation is opposite. The people who have the ability to control their action can keep moving toward their goal. Research has proven this to be true. Here’s what another expert on self-mastery – kelly McGonigal writes in her fabulous book. The Willpower Instinct: how self-control works, why it important. what are the step to take to get more of it.
People who have better control of their emotions, attention and actions are better-off almost any way you look at it. They are healthier and happier. Their relationship last longer and are more satisfying. They are able to deal with conflict, manage stress, and get over adversity. They even live longer, make money, and go further in their careers. Self-control is a better predictor of academic success then intelligence. More important for marital bliss than sympathy and a stronger determinant productive leadership than attractiveness.
Benefits of Self-Mastery
Self-mastery can help you develop attitudes, habits, and beliefs in order to live your life to the fullest. When you have developed this mastery, you will be able to move forward. It towards your goals with focus persistence and discipline. You will know your aim and ability to control yourself in any given situation. You will have the self-discipline and self-confidence needed to do things in a purposeful, conscious and focused way.
One of the greatest benefits of self-mastery is that it helps you create more room in your life. It’s for feelings of happiness, fulfillment, gratitude, joy, and love. It teaches you to live in the present moment and helps you have clarity on what is essential to you.
By Tia Lynn