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Our mission is 'to build a team of servant leaders who positively impact individuals in all areas of life.' We believe this is our purpose. Therefore, our goal is to make sure that everything we do is in alignment with our mission.
“A mission statement is not something you write overnight, but fundamentally, your mission statement becomes your constitution, the solid expression of your vision and values. It becomes the criterion by which you measure everything else in your life.” -Stephen Covey
I love this quote by Stephen Covey. As Brandon and I have expressed in the past, what makes a life worthwhile is one that is driven by a vision and powered by values. A mission statement serves as a compass for where you want to go in life. Most people fail to achieve their vision because they lack clear goals & focus, and ignore their personal mission statement. A successful person will have a rock-solid vision spelled out in their personal mission statement. Mission statements force you to think deeply about your life, clarify your purpose and identify what is truly important to you.
Here are some tips to develop your mission statement:
1. Identify your goals
2. Formulate the value you are looking to create
3. Define your talents & abilities
4. Determine your contribution & how you'd like to make a difference
5. Discover the legacy you'd like to leave behind
6. Write a clear & concise statement
7. Put it out in front of you & speak it to yourself daily
It is so critical that you affirm your mission and vision. Mission statements provide you with intention and conviction. This should be your laser-like focus. Brandon and I choose to live in pursuit of our purpose and live by our personal mantra, 'grateful, but never satisfied.' Growth minded people are incredibly quick to make decisions and slow to change decisions. That's not cliche, it's the truth. We hope that this entry inspires self-reflection and clarifying clear direction.
Brandon & Amanda