I wrote this in 2010 and each year I read it, update it and reconfirm my committment to it. It has helped me stay on course for several years in my personal life. I got away from it for a short time and I suffered for it. So I am back on it and find that creating this mission statement for my life has been one of the best tools I have ever used.
Here is my Personal Mission Statement:
As a woman with many roles and responsibilities such as wife, mother, daughter, teacher, care provider, employee, and so much more, my mission in life is to be the best that I can in all areas. While doing my best, I will remain strong and faithful to my Father in Heaven. By remaining faithful I will show myself honest, loyal, and "a worker that needeth not to be ashamed." I will work to make the lives of those I meet better in some way and thereby show God's love. The goal in my life is to live a life that is an example of a life committed to God's laws and principles, and to reap the reward of my labor when my life on earth has ended.
Stephen Covey's book is a very good book. I learned a lot about business and almost all of it could be applied to my personal life. The single most effective thing I got from his book was the power of the mission statement, both in business and personal life.
My suggestion would be to create a personal mission statement. Make it yours and post it where you can see it every day. Every year on your birthday, reconfirm your commitment to it and keep it fresh. I keep mine on my wall in my office.
"Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition
- such as lifting weights -
we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity."
- Stephen Covey -
Have you ever considered a personal mission statement? Have you read Stephen Covey's book? What are your thoughts on personal mission statements? Share your thoughts. If you have a subject for a blog you would like me to write on, please let me know.