While creating a mission statement for your business will help you make professional decisions, writing a personal mission statement will help guide you through life. You can make choices, both professional and personal if you have a good foundation set. If you know where you’re going, or where you want to be, it is good to have a roadmap to get there.
There are three questions you should ask yourself.
1. What do you want your name attached to?
When you look back over your life, or the last five years or ten years, what do you want to be known for? What is the thing you are passionate about and want to see happen?
Example: I want to promote sustainability.
You want to ask yourself why this cause is important to you.
Example : I want to promote sustainability because I want to leave the world a better place for my children.
3. How will you accomplish it?
Depending on where you are in your journey, this may or may not be the most difficult part. It’s easy too say you want something. It’s not so easy to come up with an action plan to get you there.
Example: I want to promote sustainability because I want to leave the world a better place for my children. I will do this by creating a sustainable home, and teaching empowers how they can run their homes and businesses with near to zero waste.
Many of us know what we want. Sometimes it is more complex than just one simple thing. Take the time and map it out. Once you have written your personal mission statement, put it somewhere you can see it every day. The reminder will encourage you, help you make key decisions and perhaps inspire others as well.
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