Why You Need A Personal Mission Statement

Why You Need A Personal Mission Statement

via Forbes by Melody Wilding

Companies have created mission statements for years to explain why they exist and why they do what they do. 

Google’s mission statement, for example, is “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” For Zappos it’s “to provide the best customer service possible.”

These manifestos affirm an organization’s core beliefs and values and solidify the business’ long-term vision.

A personal mission statement is much like a corporate mission statement: it describes your convictions, what you stand for, and how you plan to create a life that embodies your values. In other words, it becomes your personal definition of success–one that is separate from the approval of others.

Your personal mission statement is a short statement, usually a sentence or two, that points to the direction you intend your life to move in. It’s like a compass that helps you stay on track, heading in the direction you want to go. 

When you find yourself experiencing Imposter Syndrome, self-doubt or resistance to change, you can turn to your personal mission statement, like a north star to reconnect with your deeper purpose and motivations.

How to Write Your Personal Mission Statement

This exercise will guide you in reconnecting with your purpose. Your task is to create a personal mission statement that describes your “why”…

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