Definition [def-uh-nish-uh n]
Personal Mastery ~ Developed over time into one of the world’s finest learning experiences. State of the art (one “out of the box”). Infuse thought or feeling into (person; esp. for lasting happiness & sustained benefit); animate (person etc. with feeling, knowledge & different perspective on what is possible); introduce (in a person; ~ peace, freedom, clear or strong sense of self & well-being, and a more inclusive worldview ~ new ways of thinking and acting); (in p. p.) suggested by or emanating from another person etc., (deductive reasoning) intuitive but accurate [~ outcome breathe life into (elegance, capability, satisfaction, wisdom).]
Journey into mastery
Carefully designed and painstakingly put together Personal Mastery provides enabling role in deepening awareness and capability.
Exciting possibilities ahead but not without own-responsibility and commitment.
Inviting terrain captured by Morris West in The Shoes of the Fisherman – looking inside yourself, being a better person; so it’s very personal, introspective, up-front, and challenging. Expect though, empowering insight and rich reward:
It costs so much to be a full human being that there are very few who have the enlightenment, or the courage, to pay the price
One has to abandon altogether the search for security, and reach out to the risk of living with both arms
One has to embrace the world like a lover, and yet demand no easy return of love
One has to accept pain as a condition of existence
One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing
One needs a will stubborn in conflict, but apt always to the total acceptance of every consequence of living and dying“
One step at a time
Model shows process leading to personal mastery. Not an end in itself rather a way of life:
Focusing on how people think (mental models); who they are (character); and full self-expression (awareness).
Powerful outcome of presence and individuation (sense of self) – Carl Jung eloquently concluded “I myself am a question which is addressed to the world, and I must communicate my answer; otherwise I am dependent on the world’s answer”.
Generating and putting together ~ “here is my answer. This is who I am. And ‘world’ this is what you can count on”.
Outstanding results (influence and impact); joy, happiness, satisfaction (self and others); enduring capability and personal mastery