It’s been an interesting journey of discovery in the last few years which this blog has been part of.
At the beginning of my coaching I originally started trying to work out what other peoples drills were trying to achieve, then progressed to looking at what successful coaches work from that isn’t being taught, and through what I’ve looked at, and the information and evidence has told me, I’ve ended up with something call a mastery mindset, that being:
Strong Character Strengths
The reason why I’ve called it The Mastery Mindset is that it’s the mindset you need if you want to gain mastery of what you are doing for the mastery mindset is a learning mindset. I’m sure at some stage I’ll come up with a more user friendlier name.
When I do things I’m always amazed where I end up, for I didn’t deliberately head this way, though it’s the way I’ve had to head.
It was like when I was travelling overseas, I never had a set itinerary, only a start date and a finish date and by travelling this way I ended up in places and had experiences I never would have had if I had a set schedule to work by.
So it was particularly interesting while I was cycling around Ireland allowing the wind, rain, hills and road map to take me where I cared. If something caught my eye or attention I could go and explore with no preconceived ideas about what I was to see and I let the evidence before me explain it all.
That’s where I like having discussions with people for without a set agenda; you never know where the discussion will head to or what ideas you’ll uncover as you go along and connections you’ll make and after a good discussion you always have new concepts to explore.
Now that the mastery mindset is out there, it’ll be interesting to see what else comes to the surface for connections can be made with other concepts that wouldn’t have been able to be connected before.
To gain mastery, develop the mastery mindset, for without it, there will be no mastery at all