To gain mastery at anything – business, sports, the arts, writing a novel, anything – your greatest leverage point is going to be yourself.
While that might seem obvious most people miss that point.
Failing to master yourself and your resources leaves you in a poor position to be able to lead people, delegate, maximize your returns on deployed resources, fully utilize the tools of your industry, innovate, leverage your team’s talents, or fully service your customers to the best of your ability.
Failure to think clearly, communicate effectively, live your values, prioritize, innovate on demand, and go above and beyond your own expectations of what you’re capable of leaving you at the mercy of the people who understand more deeply of personal mastery.
This is what is called a “cornerstone” concept.
A cornerstone concept is a section of the foundation to which your success is built upon.
Having said that, let me detail the key principles that make up your success foundation.