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Importance of Developing a Personal Mission Statement

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Importance of Developing a Personal Mission Statement
It is common in all branches of the U.S. armed services for top-ranking officials to develop and declare their philosophy of leadership, also known as their personal mission statement. But personal mission statements aren't just for top-ranking officials; they are necessary for everyone who desires to become a better version of themselves.

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Personal Mission Statements

A personal mission statement is a written declaration of your core purpose, and what your priorities are.

It is different from a 'vision' statement and is a briefing on what you would be doing, not what you would be achieving.

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The Benefits

A well-thought-out mission statement provides everyone with your core leadership values and priorities. It identifies the general direction of your actions to you and your team.

It also can vocalize your priorities to your team when you are not physically present.

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Define

Determine your core values, key traits, and beliefs.

Ask yourself what you believe to be necessary to succeed, and what traits you wish to see and not see in others. Clarify each aspect with yourself and be concise in creating the mission statement.

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Disseminate

Distribute your mission statement to those closest to you.
A personal mission statement lays bare our thought process and expectations to those we work with. It is advised to ask for feedback and suggestions, or just have a conversation about it.

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Demonstrate

The actual execution of what your core values are, a demonstration of your personal mission statement, is crucial. If your daily actions, practices and directives do not match up with what you have envisioned, they are useless.

A mission statement provides people with information on who you are as a person, and it should align with your daily decisions.

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Life is best lived with purpose

Life is best lived with drive and clarity. Our goals provide us with a navigating compass, helping us decide where to put our precious resources like time and money.

Shaping Your Life Plan

Having a life plan makes one get past the distractions and focus on what matters.Set aside an hour to do this planning exercise:

  • List 1: Jot down your lifetime goals, listing everything that comes to your mind.
  • List 2: Ask yourself ‘How would I want to spend the next five years?’ and note down the unbiased non-judgemental answer that comes in your mind.
  • List 3: Ask yourself ‘If I was to die in six months, how would I spend the time I have?’
  • List 4: Finally, list your most important goals, finding the common goals and aspirations from the previous three lists.

Drafting A Mission Statement

Looking through the most important goals, find the common thread and draft a plan of action for your life, a compelling Mission Statement, taking as much time as you want. Let it sit there for a few days and do not think about it.

Review the statement after a few days, see if it carries the magic that can be a guiding torch of your life, making any changes if required.

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Personal Mission Statement

It consists of thinking long and hard about your life and work. Write down everything that is on your mind, then consider what is most important.

  • You want to know where you want to go...

Acknowledging Progress

Progress can sometimes feel like endless staircases where you climb and climb, but can never see the end.

A personal mission statement allows you to look back and see how far you've climbed.

Putting Things Into Perspective

A personal mission statement reminds you where you're coming from and puts your life in perspective. When you feel frustrated, you can go back and read how much you've progressed over a specific time.

Becoming A Better Leader

  • Read the life stories of those with leadership qualities that you admire and think about how to apply their lessons to your life.
  • Analyze your key relationships

3 Areas Of Life To Develop Integrity

  1. Personal Life: refuse to say or do something that you don’t believe is right and refuse to tolerate or compromise in situations where you are unhappy with the behavior of another.
  2. Financial: Casualness toward money, yours or not, brings financial casualties. Fiercely guard your credit rating, pay your bills in time and keep your word on your financial commitments.
  3. Commitment To Others: Always keep your word, be trustworthy and honorable no matter the circumstances.

Core Values in Leadership

Your greatest personal asset is the way that you are known to others through both your personal and business ethics. It is your personal reputation for keeping your word and fulfilling your commitments.

Your core values, business ethics, and leadership qualities precede you and affect all your interactions with others and they can be improved as they are acquired.