Create and Live By a Personal Mission Statement



A Personal Mission Statement is the end in mind of our lives. It enables us to shape our own future instead of letting it be shaped by other people or circumstances. People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The mission statement gives you a changeless sense of who you are.

A good mission statement is based on principles of effectiveness. It clarifies what is most important to you and reflects your deepest values. It provides direction and purpose, addresses the most important aspects of your life, and it represents the best in you.

When creating your mission statement there are several things to think about. What is your end in mind? What is your compelling vision of your future? What kind of legacy do you want to leave? What long-term goals should you be working on to help you fulfill your life mission? 

If you don't have a Personal Mission Statement, write a draft today. You will most likely be revising and refining your mission statement for some time, so don't worry about getting it right on the first try. Once you have a mission statement, share it with those closest to you and encourage them to write their own.

Build your personal mission statement here.


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