January 26, 2012

Coffee Talk: Personal Mission Statement...

sweater & leggings: H&M / fedora:? / boots: The Shoe Dept. (Old)

In one of my classes in college, we had to write our own Personal Mission Statement. At that time, it was rather difficult to do. I'm not sure if it was the age (I really didn't care to or didn't have a clue); sometimes at a certain age in life, you're really not thinking about a Personal Mission Statement.

However, recently, I decided to give it another try. With the help of Franklin Covey. The template provided is a great start in helping you investigate who you really are as an individual. After completing mine, this is what it generated:

"I am at my best when there's less on my plate. When I get adequate sleep and exercise. When I'm focused; more productive, and use my time wisely. When I eat well...
I will try to prevent times when I do too much.
I will enjoy my work by continuing to help guide others and helping them reach their goals.
I will find enjoyment in my personal life through maintaining my creativity. Making sure I find time for me. Exploring, traveling and enjoying my time with family.
I will find opportunities to use my natural talents and gifts such as inspiring; being a good friend. Being a good mother. Writing. Showing my creativity; organization. Naturally being me.
I can do anything I set my mind to. I will travel the world. I will help those in need.
My life's journey is unfolding as it should.
I will be a person who is known as that crazy, strong, outgoing and fearless individual out to pursue her goals.
My most important future contribution to others will be to show that I'm a parent first. Hoping to create something solid and meaningful that my daughter will benefit from.
I will stop procrastinating and start working on:
Learning how to say the word 'NO' more often.
I will strive to incorporate the following attributes into my life:
Confidence, Strength, Courage.
I will constantly renew myself by focusing on the four dimensions of my life:
Keep moving; without exercise there won't be good blood flow or improved breathing, or an increased flow of energy throughout my body.
Breathe...breathe out my tension; my anger; my doubts and resentment.
Let go of all the clutter. Take more time for self; read more; allow myself more 'Me' time. Lay off the technical background noise for a while.
Let go! Remind myself that whatever happened in the past is the past and focus on the future."

This was a great start. However, I'm working on making it a bit shorter...simpler. When I complete this, I'm going to print it out; frame it and hang it on my wall in my bedroom.

Keep in mind that your Mission Statement doesn't have to be a book, a paragraph, or even an essay. It can be a sentence; a few words. This site has a few examples for you to look at, as does this one.

A Personal Mission Statement is a good way to start your year off. So hopefully you'll try to write yours as well!




  1. how cute do you look in this outfit. I love the printed leggings, so fun. And you are rocking that fedora girl.

  2. I love this sweater! Cute how you rocked it.

  3. ;) This is just great!!! You have definitely inspired me on this beautiful Friday!!


  4. thank you ladies so much!

  5. Awesome inspiration.

    Aww do I remember writing personal statements in college...oh the task then. At 18-21...I didn't have a clue and certainly didn't care. LOL

    The 30s brings a new clarity.


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