This week, we finished up reading a book called Mastery, by George Leonard. The book was great, and does a great job of telling us what we need to do in our lives to become masters over anything that we wish to be better at.
We also had a few readings to go through, one of which was a summary of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey. Of the 7 habits mentioned in this summary, I think that the first one, being proactive, stands out the most to me.
I feel that this habit is the most important, as it requires us to take it upon ourselves to start being better, and start on a path to become more than we currently are. If we wait for someone to tell us to do it, or wait for someone to put a plan in our hands, we can sit waiting for years. It is necessary to be proactive in all that we do. We must prepare ourselves to move forward, and be ready to react to any situation that may come our way.
As we endeavor to be proactive, I feel that we start on the path of mastery that George talks about in his book. We must have the willpower necessary to start on this path, and then we must be willing to stay on that path. Doing so will help us to master anything in our lives that we wish to master.
I know that each of us has unlimited potential to do whatever it is that we want to do. We must be willing to have the courage to start doing better, and practice at being better each day. If we do this, we all can overcome any obstacles that may stand in our way.