Using a Personal Mission Statement to Build the Life of Your Dreams

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Do you have a personal mission statement? If you don’t then hopefully after reading this you’ll have a plan to develop your own.

“A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.”Mahatma Gandhi

Sometimes clients come to me to find their direction. These clients tell me they’ve lost their purpose.

Does this seem like you? Do you struggle with where you’re going and what you should be doing with your life?

If you are struggling with your purpose, while hypnosis and NLP can be invaluable assets when developing direction, simply taking the time to create a personal mission statement can be give you the spark you need to put you directly on the right path.

What Are Mission Statements?

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Mission statements are often associated with companies and large organizations. It seeks to explain the organization’s reason for existing. A mission statement is a statement of the purpose of a company, organization or person, its reason for existing.

One of the most memorable mission statements was given to NASA by President Kennedy in 1961. After Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space President Kennedy gave NASA its mission statement by declaring, “This nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before the decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth.”

President Kennedy’s vision was realized on July 20, 1969 when Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. became the first astronauts to go to the moon and back.

Your Personal Mission Statement

Your personal mission statement will help you in crystallizing your vision of who you are and where you want to go both personally and professionally. It tells the world who you are and what your vision is for your life.

Your personal mission statement will also act as feedback. You’ll be able to use this feedback to keep you on track and focused on your life’s purpose when times get tough.

Examples of Personal Mission Statements

Let’s say you are a working professional and a parent. You want to be there for your children and do well in your career.

Your personal mission statement might be something like, “My personal mission statement is to be involved in my children’s lives, regularly making time to spend with them. I will do this by making work my priority while I’m at work and making my children my priority when I’m with them. This will allow me to excel at both being a parent and in my sales career.”

If you are a counselor your personal mission statement might be, “My personal mission statement is to assist others in resolving their life struggles and helping them move on to live the best possible life.”

Developing a Personal Mission Statement

When developing a personal mission statement begin your statement with the words, “My personal career mission is…” and finish with qualifying words and phrases to describe your mission.

For example, maybe you’ve just graduated from college and are just starting your career, your personal mission statement might be something like, “My personal mission statement is to become a world-class architectural engineer in the commercial building industry.”

Or maybe you want to be a writer, your personal mission statement might be, “My personal mission statement is spreading my knowledge through a variety of media such as speaking, writing, and teaching. I want to share what I know with as many people as possible.”

A Process for Uncovering Your Personal Mission in Life

The following process will help you to clarify your hopes and dreams. This will help you to understand what is most important to you.

Using this information you can create your personal missions statement and develop the goals you need to achieve to support it. This will allow you to fulfill your purpose as you move your life.

Since they are so alignment with who you are just working on these goals will become a joy in itself!

6 steps for Formulating Your Personal Mission Statement:

1. Write Down and reflect on Your Goals

What is it you really want to accomplish on your short vacation on earth if you knew you could not fail? Write down your top four or five wishes for your entire life.

These are your life goals.

2. What Skills Will You Need to Acquire  

Just as NASA didn’t have all the knowledge they needed to put a man on the moon when their mission was given to them by President Kennedy, neither will you. This means you’ll need to identify what you need to learn.

What skills and knowledge will you require to work toward achieving your life goals? As you identify them, write them down and make separate goals that include acquiring these skills and knowledge.

If you’d like, you can include continuous learning or education in your personal mission statement.

3. Decide on What You Want to Do in the Short Term

What is it you would like to accomplish in the next three to five years? How about the next decade?

Maybe you want to move to a new community and establish yourself as the local Tai chi expert. Perhaps it’s getting yourself through college and finding work that fulfills you.

4. Decide on What You Want to Do in the Long Term

Now what would you like to do in the long term, in the next 20 years or more? If you need inspiration thin about older people in your life that you respect, admire, or would consider as your mentors.

How are these people making a difference in their lives as they age?

The thing about aging is as you mature, you accumulate a lot of life knowledge, experience, and expertise in your field. How might you put your knowledge to use when you’re 60, 70, or even 80 years old?

How might your knowledge and personal “gifts” make a difference in the world would you like to use your for others? How do you want your vacation here on earth to play out?

5. Decide on What You Want to Do Before You Die

The Harvard Health Publication tells us that average life expectancy in the United States is 77.6 years or 28,342.8 days. If you’re young it may be a little disturbing to think about your own mortality but it’s something everyone will have to eventually deal with.

Embracing the fact that you have a finite amount of days can help you to stay focused on accomplishing what’s most important to you.

A simple way to do this is to ask, “What do I hope to accomplish before I die?”

6. Write It Down!

A mental conception of your personal career mission statement is not enough. You must capture it on paper in your own words.

After you’ve written it, tape it up on your wall, ideally, where you can see it every day. Or, better yet, on your bathroom mirror, so you see it and review it each morning.

As you zero in on your larger goals, your short-term goals will also become clearer. As you need to make changes or modifications, make them.

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Creating Your Personal Mission Statement will Enrich You in Many Ways

Writing your personal mission statement will give you life the focus you need to accomplish all your goals and dreams, or at least as many as possible.  It will also provide your life with meaning and purpose.

As run into blocks and barriers, it will provide the motivation you need to do everything possible to stay on course and live the life your dreams.

Don’t delay; create your personal mission statement today.

No matter your age you still have a lot of living in front of you. Why not give it everything you’ve got?


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About the Author

Wil Dieck is America’s #1 Mental Fitness Coach©. He is also the founder of Total Mind Therapy©, a system that uses Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)©.

NEC is a system that uses the best of three highly effective processes, Advanced Hypnotherapy (Hypnosis), Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques (NLP) and the deep breathing meditative breathing techniques from Qigong, a Chinese Martial Art. He has combined them into one powerful system that can help you make quick and lasting shifts in your thinking and your behavior.

Wil is a Master Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner (NLP) hypnotherapist and Qigong Practitioner. His office is located in San Diego, CA.

He has taught hundreds of people in individual and business settings how to use Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)© techniques in both their business and personal lives in developing a personal mission statement so they can build the life of their dreams.

Wil is available for individual coaching sessions and group presentations on how to use NEC or hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming as well as the deep breathing meditation techniques from Qigong for creating either a business or personal mission statement.

If you are interested in learning more about using Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)© techniques for crating a business or personal mission statement then call (619) 293-3255 for your complimentary personalized assessment and action plan. In this session we’ll discuss the goals you wish to achieve and you’ll go away with an action plan packed with information on how to achieve those goals.