Have you ever considered writing a personal mission statement? It wasn’t until about 3-4 years ago that I really considered it or took the time to do it. It has evolved a bit since the time I initially wrote it, but only to add more specificity to the statement.
What exactly is a personal mission statement? Why write one?
Many of us know that business, companies, and brands have mission statements, but it is much less common for individuals to have one for themselves.
A personal mission statement is essentially an outline of what you value, how you plan to implement your values into actions, and what desired outcome you wish to achieve from those actions. It helps you to ensure that the characteristics you wish to acquire will actually become part of your character.
For me, it serves as both a anchor to my core values and a way to build my life upon them.
It provides clarity in decision making. When I feel uncertain about something, the first thing I should do is run it through the filter of my mission statement.
- Does it align with my values?
- Does it strengthen my commitment to my values?
- Does it enhance my ability to live out my values?
- Does it serve to advance me toward the goals I have set around those values?
With that being said, I wanted to share mine here and hopefully inspire you to create one for yourself (if you have not already done so). If you want some additional guidance in crafting your own, read this and this.
Once you have it, keep it in a place you see it often. Ideally, review it daily.
Personal Mission Statement:
To intentionally and consistently grow and mature in all aspects of my person: spiritually, physically, relationally, emotionally, intellectually, and vocationally, that I may become healthy and whole.
To become increasingly effective in serving others in the love made possible by knowing and reflecting the heart, attitude, and mind of Christ.
To surrender daily to Christ, following as He directs me in my calling and purpose for the glory of His kingdom, trusting that He will work everything out for my good in the process.
To trust the leadership of my husband whom God has paired me with as companion and partner, for our mutual edification and accountability, and as fellow workers in service to others.
To walk beside my husband though all his callings and endeavors, and to provide a supportive, encouraging, and peaceful atmosphere which fosters his success.
Do you have a personal mission statement?
If so, would you share it in the comments below?