For years, I have been assisting men and women in their effort to clarify the purpose and direction they want for their lives. One of the tools I have encouraged them to use in this process is the Personal Mission Statement.
You have likely heard the widely-quoted statement that if you write down your goals you significantly improve your chances of accomplishing them. This principle reinforces the value of creating a written personal mission statement to help you become who you want to be and accomplish what you want to do.
Over the years, I have gathered information from many sources on creating a personal mission statement and want to share some of that information with you.
The challenge is to write your mission statement in such a way that it will be effective, so while there is no required format or formula, the following guidelines may be helpful: