Do You Have a Personal Ideal or Mission Statement?
I first created my personal ideal about 30 years ago. Upon finding out about ideals during my self-development quest, I knew it would enable me to become my best self and make a positive difference in the world. I have been living that ideal continually with only a couple of edits to it. I did not tell anyone what I was doing; I quietly went about making it happen. Today, I believe people are more familiar with it as a mission statement. Whatever you call it, that statement will most likely precede your business mission statement whether it was meant to or not. Both will typically walk side-by-side in your endeavors, as mine does.
Having an ideal or mission statement with goals, helps to keep us focused on our dreams and desires we wish to accomplish during our lifetime. To me these are interchangeable. For an entrepreneur, your ideal/mission statement eventually will align with your business mission statement. It will probably need tweaked during the course of your life, but typically not by much. An ideal is something beyond and above us. An ideal is a strong affirmation and supports the desire to become better than you are. It is a striving toward some representation of who you want to emulate, who you want to be like. A mission statement is something we create to depict the outcome we wish to achieve. As we strive to implement either of them we are daily and consistently building toward that outcome.
How It Will Help You?
It will help you manifest the good you wish to show up in your life, your business and the community you are a part of. It helps you to communicate using constructive languaging skills. The words we use carry a force and power that will definitely show up in your life. It matters if the emotion behind those words has the energy of envy, jealously, hate or has emotions backed with gratitude, support or love. For your greatest accomplishments to be achieved as outlined by your personal ideal or mission statement, words that carry the highest positive force will be your biggest ally.
We build from the thoughts/words what we hold in our minds. We have sayings such as “like attracts like”; “thoughts held in mind produce after it’s kind;” another one is “as a man thinketh in is heart, so is he.” Our personal ideals and mission statements are always present, whether they are consciously or unconsciously held in our thoughts. It is still mentally there in the subconscious. Personal ideals are the basis for the motivating forces in our lives in someway or another. We don’t even have to consciously state them for the effect to be active. Mass consciousness is powerful that way, pulling us along in its flow. If we are unconscious to our ideals, it is easy for us to be lead away from becoming our greatest. We state them, putting pen to paper, so we have personal control over our thoughts. We don’t want our thoughts to have control over us. We want to keep our ideals in the conscious forefront of our thoughts and actions. This allows us to stay focused on the life we desire to express in our world.
There are three steps to begin to create your personal ideal or mission statement.
- Self-Reflect – What is the one great desire or dream that keeps showing up in your thoughts that you believe will allow you to make a significant difference in your life or possibly the world? Something may have happened that you want to see changed for the good. You have the skills or money to make a difference and you want to put it to use. You currently don’t feel that your purpose is being nurtured or fulfilled. You become disheartened or unhappy when you are not moving in the direction of that desire.
- Research – If you don’t already know of anyone who is doing something the same or similar, find out if there is anyone who is. Research that person or topic and begin to model those actions. Or you may be the maverick to start a movement. Begin forming and languaging your statement around it. Play with the wording until it says exactly what will accomplish your desire.
- Walk the Talk –Once your personal ideal or mission statement is written into the final form to manifest the desire you want, commit the statement to memory. Start to implement the actions, think the thoughts, and speak the words that will shape and create that ideal into your life. Be consistent in your walk. However, if you fall off, don’t be hard on yourself. Get right back on that bike and keep peddling.
Finally, it is important not to say anything about your personal ideal or mission statement to anyone. I didn’t reveal mine to anyone until 12 years after the fact. Actions always speak louder than words. If you are implementing and sticking to the objectives you have created as well as emulating your ideal, you can’t hide the change that has come over you; people will notice. Besides, it’s not anyone’s business anyway what or who your personal ideal or mission statement is. This is between you and the Divine Creator God. Your new resonance will bring the right people to you. You are building your new foundation, and you don’t want any outside obstructions coming at you from anyone who is not on the same path or does not believe as you do. They can’t give you support in what you are doing. They don’t understand. They can’t understand, because they are not on your path. They will have their own opportunities. This is individual to you.
The creation and implementation of a personal ideal or mission statement can be as beneficial for you as it was for me. Just take the first step. Here’s to “Maximizing your Life for Soul Success™”!