Have you ever considered writing your own personal mission statement? Businesses spend a lot of time and money creating and refining their company mission statement. It serves as their vision, a road map to keep the company activities and its employees on a common goal. Businesses that take this seriously will have cultural components or values tied into their mission statement so the culture comes to life through its mission statement.
A personal mission statement is very much the same idea. It provides a vision and a goal to keep your self on the path that you have laid out according to your mission. You don’t have to be a business expert to take on this exercise. It should be fun, exciting and energizing to think about who you are and what you wish to accomplish, personally.
I started this for myself about three years ago and when I first developed one it was three sentences covering various aspects of my life at the time. Over the years, I refined it through a couple of iterations and finally ended up with one that is very simple yet covers every experience, accomplishment, etc. that I can ever imagine. Are you ready?
To serve and love God.
This means that I am available anytime to be anywhere doing whatever He wants me to do. With that, I know that He will request me to use my skills, strengths, talents and treasure that He has afforded to me over the years. It’s an incredible feeling knowing that if I carry through on my mission statement I will be doing exactly what I am intended to do.
Try it out…let me know what you can create for your own mission statement! 🙂