Step 1: Identify Past Successes. Spend some time identifying four or five examples where you have had personal success in recent years. Write them down. Step 2: Identify Core Values. Develop a list of attributes that you believe identify who you are and what your priorities are. The list can be as long as you need. Once your list is complete, see if you can narrow your values to five or six most important values. Finally, see if you can choose the one value that is most important to you. Step 3: What does the future look like for you personally?
Step 4: Write Mission Statement. Based on the three steps and a better understanding of yourself, begin writing your personal mission statement. Sample Personal Mission Statement Development
1. Past success:
a. developed new product features for stagnant product b. part of team that developed new positioning statement for product c. helped child's school with fundraiser that was wildly successful d. increased turnout for the opening of a new local theater company Themes: Successes all relate to creative problem solving and execution of a solution. 2. Core values:
Most important values:
Most important value:
3. What does the future look like for you as a family?
- What can you see?
- What does it feel like? Taste like?
- What implications does this have on you?
4. Mission Statement: