Stay Focused with a Mission Statement
Clarity makes the complicated understandable and defines the path ahead. Much of my work with clients in my Soul Success System revolves around helping people simplify busy, complex lives.
One of the ways to do that is by writing a personal mission statement. Like the corporate version, it’s intended to be a guiding vision to help us (or a company) stay on course.
Stress is an inevitable factor in our lives today. But it doesn’t have to become debilitating, chronic stress that robs us of our energy and our joy. Too often, we sacrifice the things we cherish to accommodate the urgent. Some days, that’s absolutely the right thing to do.
You weren’t meant to do that all the time. Creating your mission statement can help you remember what really matters to you. It can simplify making decisions based on your values instead of what someone else might expect.
It also allows for personal growth. We all benefit from taking time to reflect and renew. Honoring ourselves for who we are and the gifts we bring to the world can also help us grow.
Life isn’t static. My goals were much different years ago when I was raising my children. They’ve changed many times. But what doesn’t change are my core values. My belief about why I’m here. The mission statement I created around 1986 has kept me on the path I’ve chosen to follow and has helped me to stay focused on my mission since that time.
Writing a mission statement can help you gain calm in the midst of a hectic busy, stress-filled life.
Here’s an easy way to start:
- What are your core values? What’s never going to change?
- What do you love to do? What makes you happiest?
- What impact do you want to make?
Often, we feel that these must be lofty, and aspirational. And sometimes they are. The examples below are a great reminder that big dreams can come from knowing your mission.
“To be a teacher. And to be known for inspiring my students to be more than they thought they could be.” — Oprah Winfrey
“To have fun in [my] journey through life and learn from [my] mistakes.” — Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group
“To use my gifts of intelligence, charisma, and serial optimism to cultivate the self-worth and net-worth of women around the world.” — Amanda Steinberg, founder of DailyWorth
“Following God’s guidance to be a blessing and an instrument assisting those who seek to nurture the Christ Consciousness—Love, for the growth and development of the whole person—spirit, mind, emotions, and body—through spiritual understanding.” — Theresa D. Nelson (aka Theresa Cloud Eagle)
With clarity comes ease and the space for joy. If you’d like to create your mission statement and want help and support, please contact me.
It’s time to focus on what’s best for you.
If not now, when?