A Personal Mission Statement
…focuses on what you want to be (character) and to do (contributions and achievements) and on the values or principles upon which being and doing are based.
(The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People – Steve R. Covey)
Wishing all my readers a good day, or evening, depending upon where in the world you are located. I trust you and your loved ones are keeping safe and well in this current climate with the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
Since today is the first Monday of a new month, I’ve been thinking about what I can share to inspire and encourage, particularly in a climate where perhaps enthusiasm and drive may have taken a knock.
Thinking about the words “motivate” and “motivation” and realising that we have now entered into the second quarter of this year, I wondered how you are doing in terms of pursuing your goals, your dreams and your purpose. I do hope that all the negative news regarding the Covid-19 virus has not put you off your stride.
After my computer booted up this morning, my eyes caught sight of my Mission Statement. Now, because I wish to be reminded of it regularly, I’ve made sure to position it at the very beginning of my Writing Journal, so it will be the first thing I see whenever I open this document. It is just a nutshell statement of one or two sentences but each time I read it, I’m reminded of what I’m seeking to achieve, where I’m striving to go and who I’m aiming to be.
Experts, such as Brian Tracy, recommend that you remind yourself daily (if possible), of your goals and written statement of personal values. Otherwise you tend to forget. It’s so easy for lack of focus, busyness of life, or personal struggles to divert your attention, so you forget what you are striving to do and what kind of person you wish to be.
Being reminded regularly, refreshes and consolidates your desire to follow those ideals. It helps you to direct your path accordingly.
So, do you have a mission statement?
It could be as comprehensive as a detailed personal constitution, or as brief as a nutshell description, designed to focus your mind and efforts for a short while.
What would you like to accomplish? Whom do you wish to serve? How do you need to change in order to achieve your dreams?
If you do have a personal mission statement, when last did you look at it? Is it up-to-date? Does it still excite you? And, if you do not have a statement, why not create one right now (yes now – don’t procrastinate!).
If you’ve never made one before, start off small. Just draft something which will keep you focused and inspired for the month ahead, or the next quarter of this year. It should be something that motivates you to achieve and which encourages you to pursue self-transformation.
Think about it. Write it down. Read it regularly.
Wishing you a blessed and productive month throughout April.
Carol (aka Lady Cee)
Author of: Petitions From My Heart
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