Wednesday, November 05, 2008

My Mission Statement

OK, so I've worked at FranklinCovey for nearly two years now. I've taken some of the training courses we offer. I've drafted (and thrown away) Personal Mission Statements a few times now. But I finally decided, it's time to put my thoughts into words and write them down. This is a VERY rough draft of my "mission statement" including goals, dreams, and ideals for my life. It's fairly high level in many aspects and semi-specific in others. Organization and persistence are the key traits I really need to work on in order to actually achieve some of these goals. That said, by putting this in writing and putting it "out there" for the world, it implies a greater sense of accountability and will hopefully help me be more dilligent in working towards these things.

Enough introduction...here's my a rough draft of my personal mission statement.



I will strive for excellence in everything I do, prioritizing my goals and activities based on my values and ideals and not stopping or giving up until I know I've done my best. I will be honest and true with everyone starting with myself and particularly with family, friends and co-workers. I will improve myself through continued learning and study, a physical exercise regime, designated meditation hours and increased religious activities. I will seek out opportunities to improve on key relationships with family and friends by creating or improving environments and activities to help us grow closer together.


I will better organize my goals and my time so I can enjoy the fulfillment and satisfaction of achieving my dreams. I will write and publish those novels. I will finish school and become a High School teacher. I will travel the world with my family exploring ancient ruins, glorious mountains, regal castles and relaxing on tropical beaches. I will share a lifelong love with my wife and celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary (and beyond) with great excitement. I will see my children become happy, successful and well-adjusted adults. I will keep my friends close through my life. I will live long and die happy and fulfilled.


4 comments:

Romans 12:2 said...

Hey, Thanks for following my blog. Yours is cool. In your statement, what do you mean by designated meditation hours and increased religious activities? Just wondering. - Bob

Okie said...

My plan is for dedicated time each morning to scripture study, dedicated time each week to silent contemplation/meditation on a topic/theme. I will also be engaging in (hopefully) monthly temple service.

Super Careo said...

I really like your mission statement so far, definitely on the right track. My mom keeps trying to get me to do one of these but I just can't bring myself to sit down and work on it ...

mariposa said...

That's a great personal mission statement! I've always heard it's good to make plans for what you want from life. Because if you don't know your goals, how can you follow them, right?

Also, thanks so much for the comments. You really add to what I'm saying. Also, with my other post, thanks for giving me a parent's view.