Be amazing - Develop a personal mission statement (part 2)
I recently wrote about the importance of having a personal mission statement and digging deep to really understand your personal mission.
In today's post, I am going to expand on what I covered previously. I asked you to meditate on your eulogy which helps define your key traits that you would like to have for yourself. More specifically, you should dig deep looking at the following:
- character - what would you like people to say about you? e.g. he was so generous, she was so kind
- contribution - what would you like the most important people in your life to think that you contributed to their lives? e.g. he was such an inspiration
- conscience - what are the things you deeply care about that need to be changed? e.g. climate issues, world peace
- imagination - if I had a superpower and couldn't fail, what would I do? e.g. he was so persuasive in his arguments
The above points will give you a good idea of where you are trying to go in life. It is important though to also think about the things you bring to the table in life. What are your talents? What are your passions? When do you perform really well?
Once you have thought deeply about the above start writing a mission statement. Something like below (not my personal one btw):
My mission in life is to use my generous and kind character to build relationships that will inspire people to think about the future of mankind and our planet.
The thing about mission statements is that you need to give them a lot of thought. Tease yours out over days, not weeks.
Things also are not static, so you may want to come back and revisit your mission as you mature and progress in life.