“What are your goals? What do you want your professional career to look like? What is a statement that represents you, and what you want to accomplish out of life?”
In one of my classes I was challenged to develop a personalized mission statement. This statement consisted of a 1-2 sentence summary of what we want to accomplish with our lives, what our mission here on earth will consist of. I appreciated that particular assignment because it prompted a group of college students, who were wide eyed at the vast opportunities post-graduate, to remember what we truly want out of this one beautiful life. It forced us to look past the next few years, to look into a statement that would be rooted in our lives and in our choices. I am still in the development of developing my mission statement, and one day I will share it with all of you.
You might be young, you might be old, or you might be somewhere in the middle. Wherever you are at in life, it is always good to have a mission statement to lean on. As I was challenged today, I challenge you to truly think about developing a personal mission statement for your own life. Trust me...it is as hard as it sounds. Yet, the end result is a direction and a reminder. So, who are you? What is your statement?