Self-mastery: Do you need It? This post will help you decide!
Self-mastery is defined as recognising, comprehending, controlling, and maximising one’s bodily, mental, emotional, and spiritual selves.
Would you like to see your abs for the first time, achieve the success you desire or enjoy an excellent relationship?
What is stopping you? Is it that you lack knowledge? Certainly not! Do you face an excessive amount of competition? – Absolutely not!
Your only obstacle is your inability to master yourself.
“He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.”– Laozi
How are your health and physical conditions? Are there foods you avoid eating? What is the reason for not eating them?
Maybe you don’t know which foods are healthy and which are not. Are you unsure if a run down the block would be more beneficial than sitting on the couch?
Self-mastery Doesn’t Have to Be Hard.
You’ve learned enough to make meaningful changes in your life by now. Nevertheless, it isn’t the knowledge or lack of knowledge that is the challenge. Instead, what is challenging is managing your behaviour and yourself.
Here’s an example. Are you having trouble finding a date? Unsure how to make it happen? Asking people out is the most effective way to get a date. Furthermore, how many people did you meet or have coffee with in the recent week? How many new people have you seen or connected with in the past week?
Can you communicate what must be said? Do you have the capacity to remain quiet when you know you should? Can you persuade yourself to work out or eat an apple instead of pie?
The only goal you must achieve is to master yourself. Then you can finish all your other goals and objectives!
“One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.”– Leonardo da Vinci
5 Amazing Self-mastery Hacks
Make use of these techniques to master yourself:
1. First, think of all the things you should be doing every day but aren’t. Please make a list of all of them. For example, exercising, practising the guitar for 20 minutes, drinking eight glasses of water, paying your accounts, following up on messages, and developing social connections might be on this list.
2. Make a list of things you do every day that you shouldn’t be doing. Perhaps you stay up late, watch too much television, squander time playing computer games, smoking, and are late for work. In addition, consider everything you do to put your health, work, income, school relationships, and contentment at risk.
“You can never conquer the mountain. You can only conquer yourself.”– Jim Whittaker
3. Start by dealing with one thing out of each list. Then, start removing one of the harmful elements while gradually adding one of the positive ones. Change is difficult, yet you’ve already formed routines without even trying. What could you achieve when you willfully and intentionally put in the effort?
4. Have a long-term focus. Undesirable behaviours produce short-term rewards. Undoubtedly, eating junk food or watching television provides instant gratification. However, they may be hazardous in the long run, although they seem profitable in the short term.
* Cultivate a long-term perspective and evaluate the long-term consequences of your actions before engaging in them. Apart from this, what do you think the cost will be if you don’t start making a change now?
5. Recognize that your body is your adversary. For example, why would someone choose a bag of potatoe chips over an orange? First, he fantasizes about eating chips. After that, he imagines himself eating an orange. Moreover, he picks the one he enjoys the most and makes him feel happier. (i.e. the potatoe chips) Your body, however, is misleading you. It is only interested in procreation and protection.
* Your body isn’t concerned about your long-term aspirations or wellbeing. Just like any other animal, humans crave instant pleasure.
Making judgments rather than following bad habits gives humans an advantage over animals. Consequently, the capability of humans to invent enjoyable meals and pastimes that are harmful to future success and survival is a disadvantage.
“Courage, hard work, self-mastery, and intelligent effort are all essential to a successful life.”— Theodore Roosevelt
The key is self-mastery. Moreover, everything else becomes simple once you can master yourself. Work and moving ahead become less difficult.
Living healthier becomes easier and more pleasurable. Furthermore, saving money and maintaining relationships are easier and simpler to do. The question is, are you capable of mastering yourself?
Focus on the long-term consequences of your actions and avoid short-term joys that lead to future problems.