Saturday, December 31, 2011

Self-Introspection: A Vital Secret To Strengthening Self-Mastery






I begun a Group Discussion about Self-Mastery on a Mastermind Group Fan Page one day and the following post was giving by James Mcllroy:



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Self Mastery.... hmmmmmmm, I would definitely put introspection at the top of
the list. Know who you are, what you believe, and what it is that you really want

to achieve in life. Daily meditation, and goal setting is a must.

I then began to discuss the "details" of his thoughts in this manner.

Wikipedia states that,


Introspection is the self-observation and reporting of conscious inner thoughts, desires and sensations. It is a conscious mental and usually purposive process relying on thinking, reasoning, and examining one's own thoughts, feelings, and, in more spiritual cases, one's soul. It can also be called contemplation of one's self, and is contrasted with extrospection, the observation of things external to one's self. Introspection may be used synonymously with and in a similar way to self-reflection.
1. "Know who you are" -->many people go through life never really realizing this need...the need to know who they are in life, their purpose, their destiny, WHY they do certain things. They aimlessly walk about, wishing someone else would pity them or give empathy to their "poverty" mindset.

Getting to know who you really are is a demanding and genuine Process. This process is not for the faint-at-heart. It can be often quite painful. A process that needs support, time, energy, and being honest about yourself, your environment, your mindsets, your relationships, and where you'll spend eternity when you die.

Beginning TODAY with this process, to knowing who you really are, is one of the first steps to deliverance from personal bondage and mental slavery. Go ahead and cast off all fear and concerns. Someone already knows you better than yourself (Psalm 139).

2. "what you believe" --> Belief: "is the psychological state in which an individual holds a proposition or premise to be true."

What do you believe about life, about yourself, about your mindset? WHY do you believe what you do? Do you suppose faith has anything to do with your belief system?

I think that Belief and Faith are genuinely related...a juxtaposition of a confident assurance that I believe, by faith, not necessarily what I can see. Without Faith, there's no Belief. To believe in something or someone, you NEED faith. Often times belief comes from your experiences and how those experiences relate to the stimuli around you.

For example:

Scenario #1: Self-introspection and Faith-->Consider the chair you may be sitting in right now. You first have faith that a chair will hold you up, right? After several successful experiences, the chair holds you up and you begin to "believe" this to be TRUE every time you sit down in your chair.

Unless something outwardly changes (weight gain, broken chair parts, abuse, etc) you believe the chair will consistently hold you up. Thus, strengthening the self-awareness that you can somehow TRUST this chair to function properly on a consistent basis.

This BELIEF exists because of your own experiences.

Scenario #2: Self-introspection and Observation-->Now, you never actually sit in the chair, but observe daily others who do sit in the chair. The chair tends to hold them up every time. All different sizes of people sit in the same chair with no problems.

You begin to observe the "faith" of others and begin to "believe" that if you would sit in the chair, then it would hold you up as well, having never sat in the chair yourself.

Can you see the difference in HOW Belief relates to "Experiences" and "Observation?"

With that being said, I think this applies appropriately to our discussion of Self-Mastery in this way:

1. When building your self-confidence or self-awareness of your thoughts and actions, and self-introspection, what goes in and out of your conscious and unconscious mind, you become keenly in-tuned with your own beliefs because of your own experiences.

You believe that YOU are someone special, someone with a purpose, and that YOU can, and are, making a difference. You ARE taking ACTION and learning from those experiences!

2. When building your self-confidence or self-awareness of your thoughts and actions, and self-introspection, what goes in and out of your conscious and unconscious mind, you become keenly in-tuned with your own beliefs because you observe what works for other people.

You start saying to yourself, "If Mr. X and Mrs. Y can do this online business, so can I."

What's great about Masterminding with other like-minded people, and developing the exercise of self-introspection, is that you begin to share your own experiences of past success and failures. We all learn from each other. Building both respect and rapport, where there is relationship of mutual understanding or trust and agreement between people.

In the pursuit of Self-Mastery and Self-Introspection, I agree with James Mcllroy that everyone should "know who you are" and "what you believe."

In Conclusion:

Faith --> Belief --> Change in Behavior --> Action -->Success

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