Updated: Aug 13, 2021
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What’s that BIG goal you want to achieve? The thing that you’ve been saying you’re going to do every year, but as the years come and go you find yourself still repeating the same 9 to 5 cycles without much progress in your life overall.
We’re busting out of that rut.
The purpose of this series is to get unstuck and do something different this time to achieve our life goals. Different like…
We’re giving it 1000%!!
We’re rebuking procrastination. We’re blasting through mindset blocks. And we’re not taking ANY BS. Zero, zip, nada.
Give it 1000% (as-if 100% wasn’t enough) means to hyper-focus on the areas that get you results: that includes mindset (thoughts, beliefs, perception), intention, belief, and action. That is the magnetic combination that catapults your manifestations forward.
In the past few posts, we’ve been focusing on mindset. We discussed the differences between an abundance mindset and scarcity mindset, how to create an abundance mindset, and how to invite abundance into your life.
In this post and moving forward, we're going to start doing the work to turn our mindset into a magnetic point of attraction.
How you think and how you feel sets the energy you're putting out. And that energy becomes the environment (experiences and situations) around you that is manifested from your feelings, as well as conscious and unconscious mind.
The meaning you give those experiences and situations in your life, creates your point of attraction. More simply: Your mindset creates your point of attraction.
By thought we create what we want (our big goal, prosperity, well-being), by action we receive it.
Today, we're going to take action!
We're going to write a personal mission statement!!
Your mission statement tells the world who you are and what you hope to do with your life. It helps you focus throughout your life on what you feel your purpose is.
Bring Your Dreams to Life by Creating a Personal Mission Statement
Consider a couple of examples of personal mission statements:
A working parent’s mission statement: “I want to be the best parent I can be and still excel in my sales career. My hope is to eventually become involved in a charity foundation that helps other people live safer, more secure, and fulfilling lives.”
A counselor’s mission statement: “My purpose on earth is to assist others in resolving their life struggles and moving on to live their best life possible. Also, taking in and spreading knowledge through a variety of media such as speaking, writing, and teaching are important for me to live a life that truly matters. I want to experience what it’s like to love and be loved deeply.”
Creating your mission statement will enrich your life in many ways!
The process will help you clarify your hopes and dreams and discover what is most important to you. Then, you can create goals that support your mission and move your life toward fulfilling your purpose. And working towards those goals will become a joy in itself!
This 6-step process will help you formulate your own personal mission statement:
1. Reflect on your life goals. Describe your top four or five wishes for your entire life. Those are your life goals.
2. Identify what you want to learn. Do you require more knowledge to work toward achieving your life goals? If so, you’ll want to include something about continuous learning or education in your statement.
3. Think in the short-term. What is it you wish to work on over the next decade or so? Maybe it’s settling into a new community and establishing yourself as an expert in yoga. Perhaps it’s getting yourself through college and finding work that fulfills you.
4. Ponder the long-term — throughout your life span. What do you want to be doing 30 or 40 years from now?
Consider elderly people in your life that you respect, admire, or consider as your mentors. How are they making a difference in their lives as they age? As you mature, you’ll accumulate a lot of life knowledge, experience, and expertise in your field. How could you use it when you’re 60, 70, or even 80 years old? How would you like to use your knowledge and personal “gifts” for others? How do you want your journey to unfold?
5. Ask yourself, “What do I hope to accomplish before I die?” What would you like to be known for? How do you want others to remember you after you’ve passed on?
6. Use your own words. For example, you might say, “I want to help as many people as I can as a social worker in a large city.” Or “My main goals in life are to learn as much as I can about staying in shape and remaining in excellent health, and to help others learn to stay in good health, too.” Such specifics can be included in your statement.
Writing your personal mission statement not only gives your life focus, but it also provides meaning, purpose, and incentive for you to do everything possible to live your best life.
Create your personal mission statement today. You have a lot of living to do!
Until next time,
Wanauma Graham is a creative and lifestyle entrepreneur, author of "Totally Unstoppable", and creator of BossFreeMedia.com. She's dedicated to helping women work through fear and do something they’ve been inspired to do.