Most of you made personal, one sentence resolutions like “I want to lose weight” or “I vow to go back to study.” It is a tradition to start the New Year with things you want to achieve, but under the influence resolutions are often unrealistic.
If you’re wondering when will be a good time to write a mission statement, NOW is the time to take a personal inventory to make this year your most productive year ever. You may be asking yourself, “How am I going to do that?”.
So why do you need one? A personal statement will help you identify your core values and beliefs in one fluid tapestry of content that you can read anytime and anywhere to stay on task toward success.
A personal mission statement will make sure that, through all the texting and constant of on-the-go activity, you won’t lose sight of what is most important to you.
Mission statements can be simple and concise while others are longer and filled with detail. To begin your internal cleansing, you will need to jot down the required information in the five steps:
- What are your values? Values steer your actions and determine where you spend time, energy, and most importantly, money.
- What are three important goals you hope to achieve this year? Keep your list of important goals small and give them a date. It is better to focus on the horizon and not the stars. Realistic goals are keys to ultimate success.
- How you see yourself? It is how the world will view you. Your image should encompass what you look like and feel after you have achieved your goals.
- Write down action describing how you will to achieve your goals.
- Make portable copies for your wallet, car or office.