What vision do we set for ourselves? What way do we want to be? Self-mastery describes the process, the daily journey, of examining and working on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of our lives in order to realize that ever-evolving vision.
Stepping back from emotional and physical chaos to reach a state of calm, clear-headed thinking is the bedrock of Stoicism, a philosophy famously practiced by Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius. Learn more in this Knowledge@Wharton interview with author and psychotherapist Donald Robertson.