Personal Mission Statement

Mission Statement Worksheet

Respond to all of the following questions with a sentence or two for each.

· What do I feel are my greatest strengths?

· What strengths have others who know me well noticed in me?

· What do I deeply enjoy doing?

· What qualities of character do I most admire in others?

· Who is the one person that has made the greatest positive impact on my life?

· Why was this person able to have such a significant impact?

· What have been my happiest moments in life?

· Why were they happy?

· If I had unlimited time and resources, what would I choose to do?

· When I daydream, what do I see myself doing?

· What are the three or four most important things to me?

· When I look at my work life, what activities do I consider of greatest worth?

· What can I do best that would be of worth to others?

· What talents do I have that no one else really knows about?

· Though I may have dismissed such thoughts many times before for various reason, are there things I feel I really should do? What are they?

Physical

· What are my physical needs and capacities?

Social

· What are my social needs and capacities?

· How satisfied am I with my current level of fulfillment in the social area?

· What quality of life results do I desire that are different from what I now have in this area?

· What principles will create those results?

Mental

· What are my mental needs and capacities?

· How satisfied am I with my current level of fulfillment in the mental area?

· What quality of life results do I desire that are different from what I now have in this area?

· What principles will create those results?

Spiritual

· What are my spiritual needs and capacities?

· How satisfied am I with my current level of fulfillment in the spiritual area?

· What quality of life results do I desire that are different from what I now have in this area?

· What principles will create those results?

Integrative Questions:

· Where do I see my physical, social, mental, and spiritual needs and capacities overlapping?

· What are my important roles in my life?

· What are the most important lifetime goals I want to fulfill in each role?

· What results am I currently achieving in my life that I like?

· What paradigms (mental models, perspectives) are producing those results?

· What results am I currently getting in my life that I do not like?

· What paradigms are producing those results?

· What paradigms would produce better results?

· What would I really like to be and to do in my life?

· What are the important principles upon which my being and doing are based?

Core Values Questions:

· Take the time to write down a comprehensive list of your values. Some examples could include:

· Peace of mind

· Security

· Wealth

· Good health

· Happiness

· Family

· Respect for others

· To be respected by others

· Trust

· Etc.

· Identify your top 5 values. How do they relate to the four fundamental areas of human fulfilment addressed above (i.e., physical, social, mental, spiritual)?

· What principles will produce the values on my final list of values?

Using all of this information, develop a one paragraph Personal Mission Statement which outlines what is most important to you in life. If you need help with this, here is a helpful resource:

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Based on this Personal Mission Statement, develop a plan of action for how you will try to accomplish this over the next 5-10 years. What is your very first step and when will you take that step?

  
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