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PSY-611 Individual Coaching
Personal Mission Statement Worksheet
One of the biggest challenges is identifying what meaning and purpose we have and how this is displayed every day in our lives. My purpose is slightly different than my mission statement. My purpose is to help build the kingdom of God through my gifts and skill set. A personal mission statement is different in that it specifically states how our purposeful actions will be implemented, hopefully daily and with every interchange you have. It is a tool to create goals both in a short term and long term sense. My personal mission statement is simply: I strive to create awareness in individuals, engage in active listening and healing conversations, and encourage others in building relationships for the glory of God.
To build a mission statement, basically you need to understand your purpose first and accept it. A purpose creates energy in us and is usually bigger than we can accomplish alone. Many people have a vision created out of their purpose, but for this exercise we are focusing on the mission statement. As demonstrated above, the mission statement breaks down the purpose into some clear means of action and expresses some of the things I value. The action words in my mission statement are “strive” “create” “awareness”, “engage”, “active”, “listening”, “healing”, “encourage”, “building”, “relationships”, and “glory”. These words are all action based and again provides a framework to accomplish my purpose on a daily basis.
Below are some tasks to complete an initial mission statement for yourself. You may find yourself changing this somewhat over time and that is to be expected. A lot of times, you may want to write these out on sticky notes and then organize them into categories, then complete sentences.
Character and Influences
1. How have other people influenced your life? Identify 2 to 3 qualities that you admire and would like to model in your own life.
2. If you can imagine the best you can possibly be, what values would this say about you? What roles (husband, wife, child of God, sister, brother, worker, boss, father, mother, and so on) in your life do these values impact on a daily basis. For example, a statement such as “I am a caring and empathic” person indicates two values “caring” and “empathic”. They are values that can be demonstrated in how you engage with others.
1. How do you want people to remember you? What are the 3 or 4 words that describe this?
2. How do you want to express these in every area of your life? (Physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, financially, family, work, relationships) Write a simple statement for each area; for example: I am in charge of my physical well-being. To do this I will engage in eating right, exercising regularly, etc.
Gifts and Skills
1. What are my spiritual gifts? What are my talents? What are my skills? A spiritual gift may be compassion for others, a talent may be being creative, a skill may be being organized and a problem solver, etc. How do these play out in my life?
1. For each question, name 2 to 3
a. What are past goals that you have accomplished in your life? How did those goals manifest themselves in your life? Did they build upon each other? Were they specific, measurable, and have a time frame. What are new goals or outcomes you have for your life?
Draft Mission Statement
1. From the information above, begin to draft your mission statement. Keep it simple, clear, and brief. Write one to two sentences from each area above and narrow it down into action statements that flow together. You can write it in a statement form or in bullet points. Remember to keep it positive and doable.
2. Play with this mission statement and once you have it refined, make it into a visual that you can see every day.
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