What makes a master of a field?
Take a couple of minutes now and just write down what for you sums up a true master of something…
People will often make a list of things such as experience, skill and abilities.
However it’s a lot more than that.
Just being excellent at something doesn’t make a master. That’s not enough!
There are lots of people who are technically excellent, but it’s certainly not what you’d label as mastery.
Beyond skill are other important keys, such as:
- Desire to continually grow
These are not qualities that can be developed from a book, but come from the inside. At the same time they are qualities that everyone can develop because we have these resources and qualities within us.
If you want to become a true master it certainly involves being excellent in a field. Just being average will never make a master. But in developing excellence, it’s also a matter of the other qualities that make true mastery.
That’s something anyone can develop – so let’s explore some of these keys:
Commitment, focus and dedication – true masters have a real commitment and dedication. When you meet a true master, you can just sense their presence when you meet them. They have a total dedication that inspires other people.
That’s a real key in mastery. So you will want to take some time to think about what really drives you – why is it so important for you to do what you are doing? When you know what really drives you, that’s a real key to inspire others.
Vision – that’s all about having a really clear outcome – knowing what you want and that you can get it! Don’t just think about it – write it down, picture it, imagine what it would feel like to have it – even draw it! The more real you imagine it the more powerful your vision will be!
Passion – when you know your outcome and have made it desirable, you should already have incredible passion for it – if you don’t, that’s a sign you need to really review what’s most important to you.
Curiosity and the desire to continually grow – these are the things that let you develop. It’s never the case that a true master thinks they know everything about something – they are always open to learning and developing. People often think the master knows everything, and in comparison to the beginner, it’s often the case that it appears that way!
However the true master is constantly developing and learning. This starts with curiosity. Curiosity is like the drive to development – the emotional state that drives learning – we’re all born with it (just look at small kids), however unfortunately sometimes it gets driven out of us! Keep the spirit alive and the real desire to constantly improve.
It’s really the case that mastery is within our reach. These keys will help make it happen. NLP is one of the most powerful ways I know to bring it into reality. Join our regular NLP trainings in London, or if you’re already an NLP Practitioner, join our NLP Master Practitioner training in Scotland or London.