Tuesday, December 6, 2011

My Personal Mission Statement

In the year 2009, I read a book (for the umpteenth time) “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey and eventually got around to making a personal mission statement as suggested in the book. I printed and hung it on the wall beside by wardrobe where I get to see it every morning as I dress up. I will usually look it up and reaffirm the words to myself as often as possible. I think the words have kinda left the wall into my heart because I can tell you the words and every day I try to ensure that I live according to its tenets. I’m not perfect yet but the journey is not slowing down. When asked by a friend at the beginning of this year what my New Year resolution was, I answered “consistency”. I have tried to walk my talk as much as possible and I have faith that it will become better and better by the day especially with God on my side.

I have been going over the activities of my life this year and preparing to close the door on 2011 and open the door to 2012. I believe that I am on a journey that is getting more and more interesting as I go and I am happy with the turn of events in my life so far. I am thankful as I count my many blessings naming them one after the other. I hope you are too.
With best wishes from me and my family, I wish you a merry Christmas and a fulfilling, peaceful and rewarding 2012.

My Personal Mission Statement:
To express my deepest values and principles in such a manner as to be happy and make a positive impact on others around me.
To fulfill this mission,
I express love: I seek out and love each one regardless of the situation
I sacrifice: I devote my time, talents and resources to achieve my mission
I inspire: I do as I say
I impact: I make a difference in the lives of others

My Roles (According to Priority) in achieving the above mission

Individual: I will be self-starting individual who exercises initiative in accomplishing my life’s goals. I am proactive. and creative. I will maintain a positive attitude and follow a healthy diet/exercise regime

Wife: My husband is the most important person in my life. I will seek to fulfill my marital vows and make my home a place where I, my family, friends and guests find joy, comfort, peace and happiness.

Mother: I will teach my children to love, learn and laugh and to work and develop their unique talents understanding values and principles as opposed to ‘’quick-fixes’’.

Sister: I will be there for support and love

Friend: I will maintain and develop friendships which are ‘congruent’ to my life’s mission.

Christian: I will be a tool in God’s hands. I am a doer of the principles and values as expressed in the bible. I do not follow the crowd but I’m able to maintain a good conscience.

Neighbour: The love of Christ is visible through my action towards others.

Citizen: I value the rights, freedoms and responsibilities of our democratic society. I will be a concerned and informed democratic citizen involved in the political process to ensure my voice is heard and my vote counted.

Worker: I am a high performer in any organization I find myself. I am able to start and ensure I bring a project to a conclusive and meaningful end. I also learn importantly new things everyday.