Personal Mission Statement

United States
September 2, 2007 2:05pm CST
Just like a company needs a mission statement, people need personal mission statements as well. It helps organize thoughts and values and goals in an ever-confusing, complex world where black and white values are pushed to the sidelines and gray areas rule supreme. This is one of the ways I keep my values in front of me. It is my personal "Constitution." 1. Act with Strength and Honor 2. Be steadfast in your principals: Keep the end in mind, yet be flexible in the methods to achieve them. 3. Be grateful 4. Be aware- observe as much as possible 5. Train constantly- mentally, physically and spiritually. 6. Control your emotions- they are your tools... What is USEFUL for the situation at hand? 7. Work to promote family harmony. 8. Leave everything better than when you found it. 9. Remember that your freedom of choice does not absolve you of responsibility and consequences of your actions. I will explain the importance of each point in detail on future posts. I hope that this helps you to come up with your own mission statements. As always, your feedback is appreciated.
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@raychill (6530)
• United States
3 Sep 07
That is very well written and very good. I, personally, don't think I'd have the effort to put into writing a mission statement. However, I think that this could inspire people who feel that this is a great idea and something to really help them be a better person and lead a better life.
• United States
3 Sep 07
Thank you for the kind words and the comment. I can only hope that it inspires people into some action on their own. I personally don't even follow all of these guidelines, though I am working on it. My favorite one is to "leave everything a little better than you found it."
• United States
2 Sep 07
These are very worthwhile personal goals. I have to admit I'm not striving toward each of these as much as I should. How do you manage to do it?
• United States
3 Sep 07
Thank you for the comment. I will admit that I lack effort on many of these goals as well, but posting them, and revisiting them as much as possible could never hurt. In short, I'm not managing to do this as effectively as I could, yet merely looking at them and trying is a step in the right direction.