Personal Mission Statement: How to See Progress and Gain 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.
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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.
Having a life plan makes one get past the distractions and focus on what matters.Set aside an hour to do this planning exercise:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Use the WOOP strategy for achieving goals:
Everything starts with a wish. But don't transform that into fantasy.
When you fantasize, your brain thinks you’ve actually achieved your goal. So rather than ramping up, motivation dials back.
Be specific about the form your wish should take.
For example: If a "better work-life balance" is your wish, your outcome could be “No work on weekends."