In a word, “no,” not in my map, anyway. It’s tempting to think personal mastery means complete command of a subject or indeed oneself. But that’s an ideal rather than a reality, even for the most accomplished.
Rather, mastery means an acceptance of responsibility to be the best we can be, to own what we manifest in our lives, and to accept, welcome even, the unending, life-long nature of the learning journey, and to discern correctly the cause we create and the effect it has. Author, Joshua Cooper Ramo said “if you are not seeing things properly, you have no hope of any sort of breakthrough.” To learn, we need to understand our impact on the world around us.
And these are inspirational traits in a leader or a partner or a parent.
That’s what I believe anyway.
What about you?