There never is a perfect individual. Human nature renders us as a galaxy of flaws.
However, despite our human nature, we must lead meaningful lives.
Leading a meaningful life requires discipline; a path that must first be chosen to tread. Several times we come up habits, promising to help us find meaning in life. These habits eventually metamorphize into a lifestyle.
But habits and lifestyle will never be complete without some tools. One of such tools is the mastery of the self.
The three tools in the mastery of self discussed in this article are lent from a Quora answer. Adam Fayed, suggests five areas individuals must master in their lives.
In Adam’s suggestion, he equates time to money. Indiscipline and lack of control will cause individuals to procrastinate. And while pushing tasks further might not seem harmful, in the log run, they cause us time.
Mastering your time will mean that you respect appointments, schedules and how we spend our time generally. Are we lazying about for two hours instead of being productive? Indeed when time is mastered, we will be able to keep the right associations, because they too determine how we spend our time.
Perhaps one of the most underrated social skill is communication. To begin with, what most people regard as ‘good communication’ isn’t. Mastering communication will not only help clarify the message you intend to other parties but also cut off misunderstanding.
Listening too is a vital part of communication. And the problem with the modern world is that more people want to be heard but will not bother listening.
Technology too has threatened communication. Making the mastery of this skill an asset in modern times.
Perception and Thoughts
Perhaps one of the most passed across message is that of perception. This useful tool is an asset in billion-dollar businesses. Perception sells advertisements, media, art and even wins in the judiciary system.
Mastering our perception and thoughts will give fresher and in-depth view on matters.
Also, it is our thoughts and subsequently our perception that affects our behaviour and reaction to our realities.
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