Creating A Personal Mission Statement


Gaining a clear understanding of your life’s purpose is an amazing process, but if you don’t have a defined mission, that purpose isn’t being put into action.  You must define a clear mission statement for yourself that describes your purpose. 

Your mission should be your ‘why’.  Your ‘why’ is what motivates you and drives you to achieve your goals. Your mission statement should define your fundamental purpose, philosophy, and values.  It should keep you on the right path as you navigate your way through life.  It will serve as your guide as you make decisions.

A personal mission should be based on taking action. Follow the four steps below to define your mission:

  1. What do I want to do? Write down 3-5 verbs that inspire or excite you.
  2. Who do I want to help?
  3. What is the result? What value will I create? 
    Identify your end goal.  How will the ‘who’ you identified above benefit from what you ‘do’?
  4. Combine steps 1-3 into 2-3 short sentences.

Spend however long you need to review and refine your new mission statement.  Within a short amount of time you will have created a powerful mission statement for yourself. This will give action to your purpose.

Periodically ask yourself the following questions to ensure you are in line with your mission and purpose:

  • What is my mission, my primary objective?
  • What is my vision of how I will fulfill my mission?
  • What short/long term goals are needed to live my vision?

The value of creating and following your mission statement is truly priceless.  It will provide direction when you are faced with new and difficult challenges throughout your life.

Take Care & Take Charge - In Your Life and Business!

In success,

-- Robert.

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