A while back I shared what is written on my bathroom mirror:
Stay Focused. Stay Authentic. Remember the mission.
Perhaps I have been looking at these words long enough on my mirror and staying conscious that it is becoming automatic for me to flow through my days doing it. I know what my personal mission is, and I am fortunate to have a job within an organization that aligns with it.
There is very little time in my day to be much other than mission-centric. And I love it!
But then I started thinking about those who don’t know their own mission or aren’t in positions or with organizations that are in line with them if they do.
Wouldn’t it be an interesting exercise to do our own personal mission statement? Organizations do it. Different departments within organizations do it. Why don’t people do it? Why don’t couples do it? Or families? I see a personal mission statement as the bigger picture goal in life.
Imagine a world where everyone was clear on their role, their purpose, their contribution, and what it looks like and feels like when they are in line with their mission statement. Sounds pretty Disney, but I love the idea. (A bit too idealistic for you?)
What do you want to put into this life while you are here? What do you want to get from it as a result? How do you want to feel when you wake up each morning and prepare for bed each night? A personal mission statement could clear all of that right up for you.
Anyone want to play along?! It could be fun, couldn’t it?!