We’ve seen companies display their mission statement on their website, in their lobby and even on marketing information. Their mission statement describes their focus and values. Some mission statements are simple and to the point. Other mission statements seem to be a very long run-on sentence. In either case, the mission statement tells us about the company.
Why is it we take time to develop a mission statement for our work but not for our life? Think about it this way, what do you want your family and friends to say about you at your funeral – how do you want to be remembered? This answer is your mission statement.
Here are three key things you will gain from developing a personal mission statement:
1. Define how you want to live your life.
2. Identify your values.
3. Discover what is important to you.
Once you determine your personal mission statement, then it will be easier for you to make decisions. Contact us if you need help developing your personal mission statement.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Niv Persaud, CFP®, CDFA™, CRPC®, is the Founder of Transition Planning & Guidance, LLC. Her firm bridges the gap between financial planning and coaching. As a Transition Consultant, she offers sage advice in all aspects of life – financial, personal and professional. Niv does not manage money and does not sell financial products. Her services include spending plan development, divorce financial review, life strategy and professional progression. Niv actively gives back to her community through her volunteer efforts. She believes in living life to the fullest by cherishing friendships, enjoying the beauty of nature and laughing often — even at herself. Her favorite quote is by Erma Bombeck, “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say ‘I used everything you gave me’.”