Lately, in the midst of pondering and mulling over how women best encourage each other, I have been thinking about mission statements. More importantly, creating a personal mission statement that would also translate to my business’s mission statement. Because, in actuality, my personal statement and my business statement would run almost parallel.
So…you know, I really should be able to figure one out for myself…but there is a lot of stuff to encapsulate into a few short sentences for a mission statement. Now, since we live in the modern age, what do you think I did? Yep…GOGGLE!
Google landed HERE on Franklin Covey’s page to build and mission statement. Below is what the statement generator spit out after I filled in answers to some generic questions:
You now have the beginning of a mission statement built on a foundation of your values. You have more clarity into you want to be and to do in your life. You can also start to detect the values and principles upon which your life is based.
- I am at my best when those around me are happy and fulfilled..
- I will try to prevent times when there is no order in my everyday - to do lists do not get completed, things are cluttered..
- I will enjoy my work by finding employment where I can create items for others.
- I will find enjoyment in my personal life through take care of my family and friends.
- I will find opportunities to use my natural talents and gifts such as being a friend, sewing, planning.
- I can do anything I set my mind to. I will take as many education classes as I could to improve my sewing, photography and blogging skills and produce items and posts with joy.
- My life's journey is to find ways along the journey to make others happy and show them that God loves them more than they will ever know.
- I will be a person who always put God and others first. A person who made you feel better when you left than when you arrived.
- My most important future contribution to others will be to leave them with the knowledge that they are loved and cherished by God.
I will stop procrastinating and start working on:
- get more education in my fields of passion
I will strive to incorporate the following attributes into my life:
- Unconditional Love
I will constantly renew myself by focusing on the four dimensions of my life:
- exercise more and eat better
- spend more time in prayer and in god's word.
- get more education in the fields of my passion
- grow and pour into my marriage, my family and my friends.
Meh….doesn’t really float my boat, but at least there is stuff in front of my eyeballs now to put into an order that better suits and fits me. After all…my spiritual life is much more of a priority than this seems to make it. Given that I am a spiritual person that aspect will obviously have an important role in my business as well. I guess that leaves me with much more thinking and work to do before I have a final mission statement of 3 to 5 sentences!
So, do you have a personal mission statement? How about the person, or people, you admire or strive to emulate?