“A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.” ~ Mohandas Gandhi
We apply missions to our lives each and every day without even realizing it. You set out on a mission to clean your garage or do some yard work. You set out on a mission to trade vehicles, having a precise idea of what you want and how much you are able to pay. You probably even have a written mission statement when you go to the grocery store (although you refer to it as a list) because you have learned that without it, you will buy things you don’t need.
Life is all about having a mission, yet so many people never give a second thought to their mission in life. Why would we set ourselves on a course – with mission statement in hand – on something as trivial as going to the grocery store, yet have no idea about something as important as what our life mission might be?
Just imagine going on a family vacation to your favorite destination. Chances are very good you would plan out the route you will take. You would make arrangements for lodging along the way. You would certainly plan on the sites you want to see. And yet, after your vacation is over, you return to a life that is left almost entirely to chance.
There are all sorts of different names for it; I prefer to call it my personal mission statement. Others may call it a vision statement, a purpose statement, a personal creed, or a life philosophy. Whatever you choose to call it, it is the thing that adds an enormous amount of value to your life, and be honest, when was the last time you even thought about your purpose in life?
This is not something you’re going to sit down and write out in a few minutes time. This is something that develops within you over a long period of time. It is something that is drawn from how you were raised, what your convictions are, your character and virtues working together to develop what it is that gives your life passion and meaning. The truth is, discovering your mission takes time and effort on your part, but I promise you this – if you put in the time and effort to develop and discover your mission, your personal results will not only be staggering, they will also be life changing. You will become intimately aware of who you were yesterday, who you are today, and who you will become tomorrow.
I encourage you – don’t leave your life to chance. Set your course. Develop your mission, commit it to memory and become that person. Live it – breathe it – become IT. Now, go discover what IT is. I leave you with my own personal mission statement; I will inspire and empower others professionally, personally and spiritually to elevate their lives to a higher level.
Will you add your personal mission to help inspire others?
I seek to inspire and empower others professionally, personally and spiritually to elevate their lives to a higher level. ~ Monty Rainey
- What’s Your Mission Statement? (personalbrandingblog.com)
- Personal Mission Statement (afeminineblackwoman.com)
- Purposeless (psychologytoday.com)
- Personal Mission Statement (ariannasrandomthoughts.com)
- Family Mission Statements (passionatechristianmarriage.wordpress.com)
Monty Rainey is a District Manager with over 14 years in the self storage industry currently overseeing 21 stores in the Austin & San Antonio, TX area. He is also a leadership coach and public speaker. For a free consultation, please contact Monty at 830-743-2139 or visit his website at http://www.montyrainey.com .