Personal Mission Statement

Personal Mission Statement! Does it sound familiar? Or it’s your first time? Not to worry, if it sounds familiar, you will learn more from this piece and if it’s your first time, you’ll definitely love it.

Ok, so every organization has both Vision and Mission…..it’s same now but the difference is…..this is about YOU!

Your personal Mission Statement- the reason you exist, what you stand for, what you want to achieve….where you’re heading to.

This is very important in one’s life because it gives meaning to the life of an individual, it describes what you want to accomplish in life. Most importantly, it captures your daily life, behavior, streamlines your activities, serves as a guide throughout your lifetime, gives your life direction and gives you that sense of purpose

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Begin by

  • identifying your core values and principles
  • identifying your strengths and talents
  • assessing your ability
  • accepting and embracing your dreams, your passion

 

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A lovely guide:

You’re driving to the funeral of a loved one. As you get there, you notice flowers, the soft drums or music, you see faces of friends and family you pass along the way, you feel the shared sorrow of losing, the joy of having known, that radiates from the hearts of people there

As you walk down to the front of the room and look into the casket, you suddenly come face to face with yourself. This is your funeral, three years from today. All these people have come to honor you, to express feelings of love and appreciate your life.

As you take your seat and wait for the service to begin, you look at the program in your hand.

There are four speakers:

  • the first is someone from your family, immediate and also extended; children, brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins who have come from all over the country to attend
  • the second speaker is one of your friends; someone who can give a sense of who you were as a person
  • the third speaker is from your school, work or profession
  • the fourth is from your religious society or some community organization you were involved in service

Now think and put this in a journal:

  • What would you like each of these speakers to say about you and your life?
  • What attributes would they have seen in you?
  • What contributions would you want them to remember?
  • What differences would you like to have made in their lives?
  • What achievements or success stories would you want them to talk about?
  • What kind of husband, wife, father, mother, aunt, uncle, nephew, niece, cousin, student, boss, colleague, grand dad, grand mum, friend would you like their words to reflect?

Your answer to these questions is your personal mission statement

LIVE A WORTHY LIFE

Examples of values (Abundance, Acceptance, Accomplishment, Achievement, Acknowledgement, Authenticity, Adaptability, Adequacy, Adroitness, Adventure, Affection, Affluence, Alertness, Aliveness, Ambition, Amusement, Anticipation, Appreciation, Approachability, Artfulness, Articulacy, Assertiveness, Assurance, Attentiveness, Attractiveness, Audacity, Authority, Autonomy, Availability, Awareness, Awe, Balance, Beauty, Being-ness, Belongingness, Benevolence, Blissfulness, Boldness, Bravery, Brilliance, Briskness, Buoyancy, Calmness, Camaraderie, Candor, Capability, Care, Carefulness, Certainty, Challenge, Charity, Charm, Chastity, Cheerfulness, Citizenship, Clarity, Classy, Cleanliness, Cleverness, Closeness, Cognizance, Comfort, Commitment, Community, Compassion, Competency, Complacency, Completion, Composure, Concentration, Confidence, Conformity, Congruency, Connection, Consciousness, Consistency, Contentment, Continuity, Contribution, Control, Conviction, Conviviality, Coolness, Cooperation, Copiousness, Cordiality, Correctness, Courage, Courtesy, Craftiness, Creativity, Credibility, Cunning, Curiosity, Daring, Decisiveness, Decorum, Deepness, Deference, Delicacy, Delight, Dependability, Depth, Desire, Determination, Devotion, Devoutness, Dexterity, Dignity, Diligence, Diplomacy, Direction, Directness, Discernment, Discretion, Discipline, Discovery, Discretion, Diversity, Dreaming, Drive, Duty, Dynamism, Eagerness, Economy, Ecstasy, Education, Effectiveness, Efficiency, Elation, Elegance, Empathy, Encouragement, Endurance, Energy, Enjoyment, Enlightenment, Entertainment, Enthusiasm, Exactness, Excellence, Excitement, Exhilaration, Expectancy, Expediency, Experience, Expertise, Exploration, Expressiveness, Extravagance, Extroversion, Exuberance, Evolution, Facilitating, Fairness, Faith, Fame, Fascination, Fashion, Fearlessness, Fidelity, Fineness, Finesse, Firmness, Fitness, Flexibility, Flow, Fluency, Fluidity, Focus, Fortitude, Frankness, Freedom, Friendliness, Friendship, Frugality, Fun, Gallantry, Generosity, Gentility, Genuineness, Giving, Grace,Gratefulness, Gratitude, Gregariousness, Growth, Guidance, Happiness, Harmony, Health, Heart, Helpfulness, Heroism, Holiness, Honesty, Honor, Hopefulness, Hospitality, Humility, Humor, Hygiene, Imagination, Impact, Impartiality, Impeccability, Independence, Industry, Influence, Ingenuity, Inner Harmony, Inquisitiveness, Insightfulness, Inspiration, Instinctiveness, Integrity, Intelligence, Intensity, Intimacy, Intrepidness, Introversion, Intuition, Intuitiveness, Inventiveness, Joy, Judiciousness, Justice, Keenness, Kindness, Knowledgeableness, Lavishness, Leadership, Learning, Liberation, Liberty, Liveliness, Logic, Longevity, Love, Loyalty, Majesty, Mastery, Maturity, Meaningful work, Meekness, Mellowness, Meticulousness, Mindfulness, Moderation, Modesty, Motivation, Mysteriousness, Neatness, Nerve, Obedience, Open-mindedness, Openness, Optimism, Opulence, Order, Organization, Originality, Outlandishness, Outrageousness, Passion, Peacefulness, Perceptiveness, Perfection, Perseverance, Persistence, Persuasiveness, Philanthropy, Piety, Playfulness, Pleasantness, Pleasure, Plentiful-ness, Poise, Popularity, Potency, Practicality, Pragmatism, Precision, Preeminence, Preparedness, Presence, Privacy Pro-activity, Proficiency, Professionalism, Prosperity, Prudence, Punctuality, Purity, Qualification, Quietness, Quickness, Realism, Readiness, Reason, Recognition, Recreation, Refinement, Reflection, Relaxation, Reliability, Religion, Reputation, Resilience, Resolution, Resolve, Resourcefulness, Respect, Responsibility, Restfulness, Restraint, Reverence, Richness, Rigor, Sacredness, Sacrifice, Sagacity, Saintliness, Sanguinity, Satisfaction, Security, Self-control, Selflessness, Self-realization, Self-reliance, Self-respect, Sensitivity, Sensuality, Serenity, Service, Sexuality, Sharing, Shrewdness, Significance, Silence, Silliness, Simplicity, Sincerity, Skillfulness, Smartness, Sophistication, Solidarity, Solidity, Solitude, Soundness, Speed, Spirit, Spirituality, Spontaneity, Stability, Status, Stillness, Strength, Structure, Substantiality, Success, Sufficiency, Support, Supremacy, Surprise, Superbness, Supremacy, Sympathy, Synergy, Tactfulness, Teamwork, Temperance, Thankfulness, Thoroughness, Thoughtfulness, Thrift, Tidiness, Timeliness, Traditionalism, Tranquility, Transcendence, Trust, Trustworthiness, Truth, Understanding, Uniqueness, Unity, Usefulness, Utility, Valor, Variety, Victory, Vigor, Virtue, Vision, Vitality, Vivacity, Warmth, Watchfulness, Wealth, Wholesomeness, Willfulness, Willingness, Winning, Wisdom, Wittiness, Wonder, Worthiness, Zeal, Zest)

What’s your opinion on Personal Mission Statement? Please, share :*

Xoxo,

Victoria Lola ❤

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50 thoughts on “Personal Mission Statement

    • I agree with you, Lisa. It could be hard to come up with a pms….but breaking it down, knowing and understanding your core values, principles and strengths can help save the day. Thanks :*

  1. Oh, my God, I really hope to be alive three years from now, I don’t like to imagine I’ll be dead. It matters most what is in our hearts, on the outside people may see us generous, kind, affectionate, but if inside we have negative emotions where is the benefit? And vice versa. Sometimes our actions are misunderstood, only God may see the real intentions.

  2. Victoria, I sometimes work as a part-time project adviser for nonprofits in Cambodia where we help managers create their mission statement and values for their small charities. I must say your analogy and guidelines about writing the personal mission statement are among some of the most effective approaches to the subject I have seen.

  3. I will have to do this and post t on my blog.
    Even if right now “surviving another day” sounds like all the mission statement I’m capable of 🙂
    Thanks for the post and the suggestions.

  4. OOOOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU !!!!! I needed this!! I appreciate it so much. I don’t have a Mission statement for my blog AT ALL. NOt a well thought out one anyways. I’m saving your blog post 🙂

  5. This is a mindful way to achieve a personal statement. I may take the suggestion of one above and do this as a blog post, If I do I will surely reference your post. Thank you for this.

  6. This is pretty powerful stuff. I went on a journey recently to be more like myself, my blog changed and I started sharing more of myself to others – i can’t tell you how amazing it feels to just be me. I think my personal mission statement is to live an authentic, intentional life that inspires others and gives them hope.

  7. Insightful and ingenious way to strip down to bare necessities. I think everyone needs to be clear as to what they want, what they want to stand for and what they want to be remembered for. Not always easy to do.

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  9. This was a great way to look at creating a mission statement. I love when you said to lead a worthy life. That is so true. I think if we focus on what we can do and how we can help, things will fall into place.

  10. Tough one and a food for thought. Sometimes I wonder, how does these big corporations or schools come up with their mission and vision statements. Your post leads in the right direction 🙂

  11. I never thought of a mission statement for my blog even though I had issues in the past understanding what it’s all about but you broke it down well. Thanks

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