By Dion Daly
A lot of people find it hard to have self-confidence. There are people who find low self-confidence affects the way they perceive themselves and their functioning in life. The majority of people believe that self- confidence is something that only the talented and fortunate have. The great thing is with the aid of personal mastery, everyone can now begin working on their self-confidence.
What is Personal mastery? Well personal mastery is self-improvement. It is about developing yourself and loving yourself by acknowledging yourself as you are. You need to recognise your drawbacks and at the same time improve on them.
If you want to achieve personal mastery and self- confidence, it is essential to have faith in yourself. It is also vital to be happy with yourself by having self-acceptance. Self- acceptance is about accepting not only the beneficial occurrences in life, but also the disappointments in life, and accepting that it was you who made the decisions for whatever outcome.
As well as self-acceptance what else can you do to attain self-confidence through personal mastery
Well, you could become aware of your feelings and behaviours. When you become aware of your negative feelings and behaviours you will then be able to conquer and rectify them. Once you have resolved to change your negative feelings and behaviours, there are several strategies and techniques that you can do to acquire mastery over them. As follows:
Developed Self- discipline: Altering feelings and behaviour, or your viewpoint on life, might take some time. The thing is change will not happen overnight. What you need to do is round-up sufficient knowledge and start studying and practicing the skills that you would like to cultivate or improve on.
You need to a have a well-defined vision of what you want to materialise in your life: If you want to change your life then it is vital to have clarity- to know what you want in life. The ability to see what you want to have, in a clear picture, would inspire you to work for it.
Devotion and faith: To be capable of attaining personal mastery for growth, you need to have faith in yourself that you can undertake the course you have chosen in life.
When you develop self-confidence through personal mastery, you will acquire some personal characteristics. You will acquire self-awareness, which is about the willingness to look at the past, and acknowledge it, and also the same goes for the present. From this, comes self-knowledge which is about understanding the past and the present, and finally self-discipline the ability to work every day towards your goals.
Self- improvement is an ongoing process. Maybe, we can only say that we are completely masterful of our life if we have achieved all our goals.