Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated. Thus, everyone’s task is as unique as is his specific opportunity to implement it. Frankl
Do you have a personal mission?
Your mission, values and purpose are expressed in your life every day through your words, attitudes, thoughts and behaviours and your mission is unique to you.
Understanding your mission will define your sense of purpose and who you are, who you want to become, who you are being and your destiny. It is key to your life success.
Ghandi’s mission statement was:
Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day:
I shall not fear anyone on earth.
I shall fear only God.
I shall not bear ill toward anyone.
I shall not submit to injustice from anyone.
I shall conquer untruth by truth.
And in resisting untruth, I shall put up with all suffering’
Do you have a mission statement?
Try these 3 exercises to help you define your mission…
- Visualise your future. Use your creative imagination and create a ‘vision picture’ of your life in 10 yrs., 20 yrs. time. Can you imagine it? What do you see? What do you hope for? Now get creative! take yourself back to school art class and put together a collage illustrating this life your’ve imagined using magazines cuttings, quotes, photographs – use textures, paint…let your imagination run free. Visualisation is a powerful tool and enables you to activate your creative mind to achieve your goals and build internal motivation.
- It’s your 80th Birthday: Imagine your 80th Birthday party what would the people from the different walks of your life say about you? What tributes would they make to you?
- Ask yourself power questions to focus on living the life you’ve imagined
- What would you do if you had no obstacles or limitations?
- What do you love? Write a list of the things you love.
- What are you grateful for?
So what’s your mission? Why not share it with the world in the comments below or on Facebook.