Your Personal Mission Statement
On the road of life you will want a destination, a direction and a finish line. You will undoubtedly encounter some roadblocks, detours and possible wrong turns while on your journey. By creating a personal mission statement you can avoid being left behind or stranded somewhere down the road.
While you may have an idea of where you’d like to end up, it is important to have a road map to get you there. Your mission statement is your road map. It is your guide to all your goals, ambitions and successes. Writing down the places you want to go, the dreams you have for yourself and the things you’d like to accomplish will help you to steer clear of the obstacles blocking your path.
It’s your choice
where you want to go.
So get started planning your trip.
When preparing yourself for your journey you will want to figure out if it will be a short-term goal or a long-term goal.
With short-term goals you plan to accomplish them within 3 to 6 months. For instance, you may want to try out for the school’s track team next semester. While it may be a few months down the road, the finish line approaches faster than you may think. You will want to figure out how often you’ll need to practice, what time trials you’ll have to beat and how athletic you’ll need to be.
With long-term goals you will want to plan the steps it will take to reach the ultimate goal within 6 months to a year. For example, you may want to graduate from high school and go to college. You will definitely want to consider all the steps that it will take for you to make it to that goal. Maybe you’ll need to raise your GPA, get involved in more extra curricular activities or take the SATs.
Now plan out all the actions
you will need to take to reach your goals.
Will you need to study harder, practice more or concentrate? Will you be able to do it on your own, with your parents help or with a friend? Sometimes getting somewhere is easier and a lot more fun if you’re in good company.
On the next page we have laid out your road map. It is up to you to fill it in with the places you’d like to go, the steps it will take for you get there and the people who will be in your passenger seat helping you out.
Remember that it’s
The possibilities are endless.
Now that you have an idea of where you are headed you should have few problems getting there! You’ll probably need to look at your mission statement at times to make sure you’re still on the right path. So, print it out. Put it somewhere you can quickly glance at it just in case you hit a detour.
Finally, make a promise to yourself to keep these goals. You’ll find that you will be very satisfied when reaching your destination because it’s exactly where you wanted to go. Because in the end it’s your journey, your goals, your choice.