Do you have a personal mission statement?
This sounds like such a corporate thing to do, but is it? It doesn’t have to be something esoteric or profound. Just answer the question—what do I really want to do to make a difference on this earth while I’m here? It can be simple.
Here’s an article covering 5 CEO’s and their personal mission statements: http://www.fastcompany.com/3026791/dialed/personal-mission-statements-of-5-famous-ceos-and-why-you-should-write-one-too . There’s a reason it was one of the most read leadership articles of 2014.
Why does it matter?
Because when you have a mission that you align to on a daily basis, you are more focused, you make better decisions, and you have more success in what you are trying to achieve. That’s how the world works.
But it’s not just for CEO’s. We can all have our own meaningful mission statements. Here are some examples:
“I want to always leave each person I encounter better than when I found them. “
“I strive to love and honor God in all my actions.”
“I want to teach and inspire myself and others to be the best that they can be.”
Oh, and by the way, your mission can change, and it’s yours. It doesn’t belong to anyone else.
Once you settle on one, you can use it with each decision you make. You can ask yourself, which decision will align more directly with my personal mission statement?
Do you have a personal mission statement? I’d love to hear it, so please share!