Make your lives a masterpiece, you only get one canvas.
A lot of people continue to search for the secrets to ways to improve their way of life and to deepen their perspective and outlook. And, there are many who simply don’t see the value or purpose of going on this journey. Additionally, even though we write a lot about this topic, the truth of the matter is that most of the answers probably already lie within you. Making these “improvements” means deepening your understanding and expanding your perspective about your life. It helps you develop vision, energies and enables us to determine what direction we are taking in our life. People who have achieved personal mastery testified that they would feel a positive change in their life.
There are many different tangible benefits that an individual may gain from this journey:
• Clarify your decision making
Once you can get a clear vision on your purpose and your mission in life, decision making becomes much easier, and at the same clearer. Once you know where you want to go, each action that you decide to perform is either moving you toward your goal, or away from it.
• Stronger leadership
Knowing who you are, where you are going, and how you plan to get there helps you develop into a stronger, surer and more creative leader. Because you care about yourself and your goals, you will work to improve your communication skills and confidence as a such leader. Effective leaders also need to be able to manage their emotions and not let them get in the way of making sound judgments.
• Increase your emotional intelligence (EI)
Being the master of your emotions can be difficult at times, especially during period of stress, difficulty and challenges. Mentoring, coaching and counseling can help you improve how you develop and learn to master your emotions.
• Improved your work life balance
Learning who you are and sorting out what is truly important to you can have significant effects on how you handle your life, and the choices you make for yourself and those you care for and about. As we talked about last week, there will be spill-over or run-off from your self-improvement efforts into your career and interpersonal relationships.
• Decrease your stress levels
Knowing your strengths and weaknesses, and being thoroughly grounded in the reality of life should help lower stress levels. And, handling your emotional side better helps you learn to accept change and become more flexible about things. Understanding clearly which things in your life are negotiable, and which are not should aid you in dealing with stress and being able to reduce it.
One of the great things about self-improvement principles is that they can be applied to personal life, your career, your leadership style and goals, and to your organization. Personal mastery can even help you with career, whether you would like to change your path or would like to improve your performance in the current career you are in.
Self-improvement, contrary to what the title literally says, is not just for your own personal growth. Improving yourself could mean a lot. You are a part of a whole. Your improvement can influence others and eventually change the world into something better.