What To Put In Your Personal Mission Statement

What to Put In Your Personal Mission Statement

Writing a personal mission statement is a great way to decide what you really want to do with your life, but it can hard trying to figure out what to include in that statement. Fast Company has a few ideas to get you started.

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Fast Company outlines four pretty straightforward things that are worth including in your mission statement:

  1. Fantasize about your perfect day or week
  2. List your passions
  3. Identify your talents
  4. Consider core values

Of course, you'll still need to actually figure out a way to act on that mission, but at least this provides a solid starting point.

Why Your Life Needs a Mission Statement [Fast Company]


Comments

    I love articles on topics like this and Evans did it well. I think you get to see whether you're on the path you should be on when you ask yourself some key questions. There's a great TED talk on it from Adam Leipzig (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vVsXO9brK7M).

    It's pretty simple stuff but it really breaks things down well:

    1. Who you are
    2. What you do (write, cook, code, etc.. what would you like to Teach other people)
    3. Who you do it for (children, yourself, others, etc..)
    4. What those people want and need
    5. How they change as a result.

    Might be another one that could help people looking at this kind of stuff.

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