13 Ways You Can Craft A Strong Personal Mission Statement

Forbes

Nov 7, 2017

Personal mission statements are an excellent way to create a framework for what you want to do, as well as define why you want to do it. Reviewing this statement periodically can keep you on task and on point, or help you understand how — and why — what you value has changed in the intervening time. Creating that statement, though, will take effort and hours. You are trying to encapsulate goals, image and self into a touchstone in order to guide your future. This means introspection and careful work to craft something that moves you emotionally.

A personal mission statement or mantra is powerful. It can help prep you for adversity, reinvigorate you and help you feel empowered. Keep it simple. Think of who you are in four words, then two words, then one word. Then, start connecting the dots. My personal mission statement? "Challenge accepted." It might seem silly to only have two words, but I remember and use it often.