Have you ever considered your purpose? What you hope to achieve through your work? What the point of your blog is? What message you want to convey through the life you live?
I was recently at a professional development seminar where we created mission statements for ourselves as teachers. There, I realized that having a mission statement can drive and center everything that you do. It can drive your work ethic, your blog, or even your personal life.
My blog’s mission statement reads, “to nurture and inspire an appreciation for the details in everyday life.” My mission statement has helped me center the content that I hope to create for my blog. I hope to use this blog as a place to practice and inspire the art of slowing down and taking time to embrace the small things in life–the things that will help readers become their best selves. Therefore, whenever I am writing content for this space, I keep this mission statement in mind.
Mission statements can create an enhanced sense of purpose and help you become more mindful of your actions. Are you ready to create your own mission statement? Here are some questions to ask yourself as you get started:
- What is your purpose?
- What is important to you?
- Why do you do what you do?
- What do you hope to accomplish?
- What words or phrases inspire you?
- What words or phrases embody your essence?
Over the course of writing this post, I’ve decided that my personal mission statement is “to spread joy and embrace presence one day at a time.” To me, this statement embodies my hope share positivity with those in my life, and it captures my desire to find presence daily. It also means that each day is a new beginning, a new chance to grow my essence and make an impact.
I hope you consider crafting a mission statement for some aspect of your life. Let it capture your unique sense of self, and let it make you more mindful of every choice you make.