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Your Personal Mission
A personal mission statement is your challenge to yourself. Use it to initiate and evaluate your activities and endeavors.
"[A personal mission statement] builds your character and, at the same time, it lays it bare." -Jeffrey Gitomer
A personal mission statement is a definition of the roles, relationships, pursuits, and principles that you value most. It is your challenge to yourself. It is your affirmation, philosophy, and purpose rolled into one. A mission statement can help you crystallize your vision of who you are and where you want to go in your career and personal life.
You can use your statement to initiate and evaluate your activities and endeavors. Keeping it in mind will help guide you through complex decisions. Simply put, a personal mission statement can keep you on track.
Adventure into yourself
1. What do you value?
2. What are your principles?
3. Consider the lives of people you
4. List your strengths and talents.
5. What are your goals?
6. What are your barriers?
The most meaningful statements are brief and succinct. Memorize your personal mission statement, or keep it close by so that you can refer to it often and revise it as you grow. Apply it to your personal life and your career, and use it to help make decisions. A thoughtful mission statement will never steer you wrong.
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