DO YOU HAVE TROUBLE STAYING MOTIVATED AND FOCUSED ON NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS? CHANGE THAT BY MAKING A PERSONAL MISSION STATEMENT.
WRITING DOWN YOUR NEW YEARS’
resolutions is easy. After all, it’s not that hard to create a wish list. But for many of us, these easily-written resolutions are never fully pursued or achieved. Is that true for you? Then it might be time to craft your personal mission statement. Nope, mission statements aren’t just for companies and organizations. Creating your own personal mission statement can help you figure out your purpose in life.
While resolutions and goals spur you on “what to do”, a personal mission statement helps you understand why. According to Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, a personal mission statement is a way of “connecting with your own unique purpose and the profound satisfaction that comes from fulfilling it.” He further states that “effective people are guided by their own missions and manage their lives according to principles. Ineffective people follow other people’s agendas and manage their lives around pressing matters.”
Crafting a personal mission statement is an easy, yet profound exercise. However, it’s important to note that the personal mission statement you create isn’t set in stone- it will probably change over time as your life changes and you learn more about yourself. Use the following tips to help you create a unique personal mission statement.