I’m excited to have a guest post on my friend Abby’s blog, Winstead Wandering. I’m writing about how to get started writing a personal mission statement.
Writing my First Personal Mission Statement
Writing my own personal mission statement for the first time was eye opening and life changing. It has helped me prioritize my time and energy in a way that aligns with my highest priorities at this season of my life.
If you haven’t written a personal mission statement yet, I encourage you to try it. It doesn’t take long but it can be very impactful. Grab a pen, paper, and take some time to write your own personal mission statement in three steps!
Here is a brief snippet from the guest post:
If you’re anything like me, you like to write to-do lists – and even better, you like to cross off items on your to-do list. It’s satisfying knowing that you’ve completed a number of items that needed to get done. If you’re a mom, a wife, a business owner, or any combination of these and other roles, the list could go on and on and on.
Recently though, I’ve had a change of heart in terms of what should be on my to-do list. I’ve taken a step back to write down what my highest priorities are in this current season of life. Taking the time to thoughtfully write these priorities down has changed my lists and how I use my time. This step by step guide on goal planning with intention and purpose has helped me create a personal mission statement for the first time.
Read the rest of the post and find out what the 3 Steps are by clicking here.
I love creating mission statements! When I made one for my blog I’ve always been carefully crafting and constructing it. It’s always changing!
Good for you Chelsea! This was my first time and it’s been so helpful.
I wrote one several years ago (it was even featured on Forbes next to Oprah! I was SHOCKED!) and then wrote a whole e-book about it because I believe it truly is a very impactful practice!
You’re so right Katie. I’ve found it to be really impactful. That’s so cool that you were featured in Forbes for your mission statement!
Personal mission statements are a cool idea. I know businesses have them but there is something so enlightening about creating a personal one.
Yes, Jessica – I’ve found it to be very enlightening. I’ve been part of the process for a church mission statement years ago, but never a personal or family one. I think we may try a family one next!
Melissa Ruddy says
This was a great exercise. Helped to me realize my priorities and how I spend my time are not in alignment. Thanks for sharing this was really helpful.
I’m so glad Melissa! It helped me realize the same thing. It also motivated me to become a morning person when I’m usually a night owl
I don’t have a personal mission statement as of yet, but my counselor is encouraging me to do this.
It’s been life changing for me and my schedule Valerie. I hope you give it a try and it’s helpful to you. Thank you for reading and commenting!