“Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone’s task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.” – Viktor E. Frankl
As the year 2016 is in its infancy, I have felt compelled to address what I stand for, what is my mission. This led me to make the following statements:
To lovingly encourage all in their quest for inner peace and a strong quality of life while endeavoring to supportively empower spiritual living.
A global community of creative, informed, and engaged beings living in a diverse, healthy, and beautiful world.
My Core Values and Beliefs
My work will…
- Be real, be authentic and true to my personal values.
- Provide meaningful context for spiritual and lifestyle issues to be discussed, deepened, and resolved.
- Be created in a spiritually relevant, sound, and personally satisfying manner.
- Stay mindful of the globally spiritual community in which we all live.
And I strive to…
- Practice what I write
- Keep my work fluid and responsive to change
- Teach what I know to others
- Grow responsibly
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2016 – The Year of Focus
When I write, I tend to go all over the map. This is because writing excites me and I have a lot to say. This creates a lack of focus. My personal objective this year to remain focused.
- Home Life – to be focused on keeping order in my home and its surrounding community.
- Marriage – to remain focused on communication and paying attention to the little things.
- Relationships – to be focused on enhancing and improving my relationships to others.
- Career – to continue focus on education and improving my knowledge to better serve my customers.
- Dietary – to remain focused on reducing sugar and increasing realistically healthy and clean eating.
- Physical – to focus on stress reduction and my yoga/fitness course.
- Spiritual – to continue to focus on spiritual growth through prayer, meditation and kindness to all God’s creation.
Writing a Personal Mission Statement
Have you ever written a Mission or Purpose Statement? In Rick Warren’s book, The Purpose Driven Life, he details how to compile one. Below are a few suggestions I have come up with:
Keep it simple, clear and brief, keeping to 3 -5 sentences long.
What do you want to focus on and who do you want to become as a person (character) in this phase of your life? Touch on actions, behaviors, habits and qualities that would have a clearly significant positive impact over the next one to three year of your life.
Say what you do want to do or become rather than what you do not, using positive alternatives to negative statements. Keep it positive.
Include items that appeal to your personal values and consider important enough for further development.
Your mission statement should guide you in your day-to-day actions and decisions and be a part of your everyday life.
Your mission statement is well balanced and does not conflict with or contradict your personal values.
Include an emotional payoff in your mission statement infusing it with passion, which will make far more compelling, inspiring and energizing.
Now put it into action! And Stay Blissful My Friends – E