Creating a Personal Mission Statement19 comments
Do you have a personal mission statement?
A personal mission statement can help you be more of the person you want to be.
In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love.
In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile.
In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm.
I realized, through it all, that…
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.
And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.
Creating a personal mission statement
The shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice, is our opportunity to create new. Since June 21, the energy has been coming together, compressing so to speak. And after today, it will begin to expand for the next six months. Now begins my favorite time when it begins to get lighter earlier and earlier each day. It is like a fresh start, a new spring awaking.
At the beginning of this expanding energy, it is a great time for creating a personal mission statement.
It may be hard to talk about spring since this is the first day of winter. But within the winter, a spring is promised and prepared for. It’s a good time to prepare our minds as well.
First, today and this week, we can let go of all of the past we want to let go of. Just set an intention to release it and then, talk, laugh, scream and cry, or lay on the ground, and let it all go. These things have held you back too long.
Because the new season is upon us, the days will get longer! The light and the letting go help us feel lighter. With this lightness of mind, body, and spirit, we can easily prepare for the next steps in our life purpose. It is time to create a personal mission statement.
In preparation, we need to find out what we desire.
How to create a personal mission statement
Ask yourself the following questions to help you brainstorm what is important to you. Take notes.
How do you want to be this coming year?
What do you want to share?
What changes do you want to make?
What do you want to walk away from?
What do you want to walk toward?
What do you want to hold precious?
Who do you want to spend more time with?
Looking over the notes you just made, and write down what general action steps you need to take toward those things. Include the people in your life that will most support your mission and list how they can help.
The answers are within us, all we have to do it give ourselves a little quiet to hear them.
That’s it. It may change and develop so they don’t have to be too formal just yet. The just have to be like an arrow pointing you in a general direction. A map to help you on your life’s path.
Writing down your personal mission statement solidifies the intention. Telling someone, especially those you have included as supporters can help sustain your efforts.
What are some things you have included on your personal mission statement?
Jodi Aman / /