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December 31, 2012 / Dale Melchin

Building your Mission Statement

The thing that many of us need in our lives, is not the latest this or that.  What we need in our lives is personal leadership.  We must lead ourselves.  In order for us to do that we have to become self aware and be developing a strong spirituality that serves as the foundation for everything else in our existence.  The best way to do this is to create a personal mission statement in our most free moments that give us the best perspective.  That way we can connect our purpose when we get caught in the middle of the day to day grind.

According to Stephen Covey (RIP), a personal mission statement is like a personal constitution that helps guide our every decision in life.  According to this epic book and prolific author, it is the Constitution that has gotten the United States through a lot of tough spots.  So it is with us, we need a constitution to guide us through the thick and thin of the coming new year and beyond.

I will leave it to you to get Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and read through it.  Covey’s words are far better than my interpretation of those words.  Point being is that you need this to guide you through the busyness of life and to stay in touch with your authentic and true purposes.

Part of the reason why so many people fail in life is that they have not connected to their vocation, written it down and stayed focus.  The personal mission statement helps you with that.

The mission statement hits across all of the vital life areas and defines your goals in each area and helps us maintain focus.  There are primarily 7 Areas of life to cut across, however you can adapt the idea to your unique situation.

It is recommended that the mission statement be updated every 6 months or show to match reality, but it will help us maintain focus and keep us going on ward and upward toward achieving our goals.

Thank you all again so much for reading this!  I wish all of you health and prosperity this coming year.  I will end the year on a more poetic note in the next post and will end this one with the question.

What would having a personal mission statement make possible for you?


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