Due to several life changing events over the last few weeks, I've decided to write out my personal mission statement. I used www.franklincovey.com/msb to create mine. I encourage you to do the same for yourself, your business or your family here too.
My Personal Mission Statement
I am at my best when I'm well rested, motivated and have a clear vision of what I'm doing.
I will try to prevent times when I am scattered or unprepared, tired or over-stretched thinking about too many things. I am unhappy when I have too many balls in the air so will refrain from committing to more than I can handle.
I will enjoy my work by finding employment where I can be with people and learning new things. This can be in any capacity: selling, coaching, training, brainstorming, strategizing, motivating, teaching, leading or inspiring. I get my best energy from those around me, especially when I can inspire and learn from them.
I will find enjoyment in my personal life through spending time with family and friends. I will experience and share the best life has to offer with others: travel, food, wine, laughter, nature, movies, books and learning new things.
I will find opportunities to use my natural talents and gifts such as being a good friend, mother, wife, daughter, sister, co-worker, etc. I'm a natural leader and a team player. Communication and leadership are two of my strong points, along with creativity and passion.
I can do anything I set my mind to. I will build a business that becomes world renowned and respected within my industry, then sell it. I will travel the world and enjoy experiences with people I love.
My life's journey is an extension of my mother: kindness, drive, determination and adventure. I'm here to make a positive difference in the world in every way I can - by being a great mom who will raise children who will also make positive differences in the lives of those around them, by being a great wife whose husband's life is better because of her, by being someone whose friends and strangers would cry over when I die because they knew I loved and cared for them so deeply.
I want to find a peaceful balance in my life - one that allows me to enjoy prosperity, good health, spiritual peace, laughter and lots of time with family and friends.
I will be a person who everyone I have ever loved, influenced, impacted and adored will come to my 80th birthday. That includes my kids, husband, brothers and friends, my neighbors and people I’ve ever worked with who were changed somehow by knowing me. I would want them to say that they did not know anyone who loved everyone as much as I do, that I worked hard for my family and friends and created incredible success for those around me, not because I was greedy but because I was selfless. I want them to say that I was compassionate and kind to everyone and that I was a fabulous friend because I was always there and could be trusted with the things that mattered the most. I would want them to say they loved being around me because I was so much fun – and that we had many adventures together.
My most important future contribution to others will be that no matter what happens in my life, I will always be there, at the drop of a hat, for anyone who calls on me, or needs me at any time for any reason, and that I will always be there giving of myself selflessly so others can enjoy a better life, feeling safe, well loved, and cared for in my presence.
I will stop procrastinating and start working on:
Getting back into shape to the point I can sprint two blocks and still feel great. Spending more quality time with my kids: just the three of us, or one on one, so I can really focus on them. Spending more time with my family and friends. Planning, setting goals and sticking to them.
I will strive to continuously incorporate the following attributes into my life:
- Joie De Vive
I will constantly renew myself by focusing on the these dimensions of my life:
- Get into shape, join a class, finish my black belt, become flexible and strong again, build my core. Stretch.
- Pray daily. Pray with my family. Meditate regularly. Breathe deeply and relax my mind often.
- Learn new things regularly. Take mental breaks to rest and absorb. Read often. Be creative (draw, write, paint, photograph, etc).
- Focus on completing one task at a time.
- Spend more quality time with the key people in my life and be present with them without feeling rushed. Really listen to them. Remember what was said. Continue to see people at least once per week, but perhaps also spend time on Skype or phone with people just listening and being present.