Ask anyone that knows me well enough, and they'll tell you I love to solve other people's problems. I guess it comes from the excessive testosterone I sometimes have compares to other women...I don't like talking about my problems, I just want them fixed. I love to read anything self-help related, and I think there's improvement in us all.
One thing I read over and over again in all these books is the importance of having a "Personal Mission Statement." They explain that to become the person you want to be, you have to understand what you are trying to create. As much as I love to write, I've always thought this to be a cheesy exercise and have never done one myself.
The past few weeks I feel I've been losing Trudy. Actually, more like I don't know who she is. So what better time to try something new when you aren't happy with what you have? I found this great website online, http://www.franklincovey.com/msb/, that actually helps you make your own Personal Mission Statement. I've included mine in the blog, because it explains how you should be proud of who you are and where you're going. I highly recommend trying it out!
You've discovered your mission, now let it guide you!
You now have the beginning of a mission statement built on a foundation of your values. You have more clarity into you want to be and to do in your life. You can also start to detect the values and principles upon which your life is based.
You can continue to write and revise your mission statement until you feel it reflects what you live for. Your completed Mission Statement is:
I am at my best when I feel I am in control of my life. I will try to prevent times when I feel unwanted. I will enjoy my work by finding employment where I can I really enjoy solving problems. I will find enjoyment in my personal life though I really do love being active. I will find opportunities to use my natural talents and gifts such as in decision making. I can do anything I set my mind to. I will continue my running program. My life's journey is I want to do things that make me happy, and at the same time have a balanced life of family and friends. I want to feel complete. I want to live a life I created, for me, and feel accomplished at the end of my day. I will be a person who I want to be. I want people to look on my life and feel like I was a contributor, and didn't stand by on the sidelines as the world passed. My most important future contribution to others will be to become a person who both my children can look up to and think "Mom was a really happy woman." I want to teach them not to settle in life.
I will stop procrastinating and start working on:
I need to be able to put myself first sometimes. I need to be more involved in my community and still balance my family. I want to pursue a career I will love.
I will strive to incorporate the following attributes into my life:
the courage to be who I am on the inside.
the ability to give up my comfort zone and go after the life I want.
a personality that eases not only myself, but others.
I will constantly renew myself by focusing on the two dimensions of my life:
To continue to improve myself physically
To rely on myself to make me happy, and not others.
Doing it has almost made me feel like I really do have a goal to work forward! I hope it helps you guys too!