I recently re-worded my life’s mission statement as I felt my recent experiences had given me a cause to refocused my life. In March and April of this year I loss my cat of 18 years and my brother. The loss of my cat in March was painful, in April when I loss my brother I felt numbed, all It seemed I could do was try to burry the pain and push on. My goal were to make it through the pain with as little damage to my emotions and heart as possible. We all have times in life when we are knocked off our square. A life or personal mission statement is helpful during these times with realigning us back up with our life’s purpose. It doesn’t matter if it takes 1 week or 1 year to realign, the most important thing is having a mission to realign to. If we have no plan and goal to realign with, we could be left going around in circles, loss about what our purpose in life is.When I re-wrote my mission statement, I felt revitalized, although it was reworded slightly it has given me a new guide and map to living my purposeful life”.
A Personal Mission or Life Mission Statement is our purpose for living life. It provides a map which directs our decisions and steps, it validates our values and beliefs and provides a focus for living a purposeful life. Most successful people and businesses have a mission statement. This statement directs their activities which leads to successful outcomes. When we don’t create our own mission we end up living someone else’s mission, and who wants to do that!
Many people everyday search the internet looking for answers to what their purpose in life is. This isn’t a “bad” things, however, the answers to these questions starts and ends with our creating our own life mission statement. It’s like writing your own Manuscript, unique only to you. Additionally living life purposefully takes more than making a mission statement up in our heads, it needs to be written down. It needs to be remembered and recited at will. Ever heard the saying “making a goal isn’t a goal if it’s not written down.” The same can be said for a mission statement. If it’s not on paper how can you prove it to be so, even to yourself. The mind is fragile and overloaded so write it down.
If you already have a written mission statement change it as needed. Don’t feel if you adjust it you will get off track. Adjusting your mission statement is necessary. It can directs our steps in everyday life by helping us to not focus on the situation at hand, but on our long term goals. Today I can say that I am persevering through my pain, even during this difficult time I am reminded daily of my life’s mission. Yes its in my heart and mind.
“My Life’s Mission is to persevere through life’s trials and tribulations, to positively embrace life’s diversities and challenges for the purpose of teaching, healing and empowering others to be their best.”
Special thanks to Tanya Woodards who has continually held me accountable to my life’s mission, Thank you!