I’ve written and rewritten mission statements for myself since college. They’ve evolved as I’ve grown through varying passions and interests and geographic locations, but have been thematically consistent. A few months ago, I was digging through old Evernote files and I found the latest version, It was written in 2016, just after I divorced, left my 9-5, stopped coaching, and moved to a new city to start over.
Mission statements (along with vision and values, have always been the one thing helping me make choices in my life when I wasn’t confident in my magic and didn’t have faith in my intuition. It was how I held my “true north”.
In true 1/3 fashion, I researched, meditated, drafted and revised. This version was written after I knew what human design was, but before it really clicked and I fell down the rabbit hole.
I am at my best when I am surrounded by creativity, spirituality and ambition. When I have the freedom to openly express my ideas and my soul.I will try to prevent times of spiritual drought and rigidity.I will enjoy my work by finding employment where i can optimize and strategize through creative problem solving.I will find enjoyment in my personal life through spending time with my lover, my friends, my family. Being in nature, practicing yoga, seeing live music and entertaining.I will find opportunities to use my natural talents and gifts of problem solving, creating innovative solutions, generating clarity, inspiriting friends and thriving on change.I can do anything I set my mind to. I will great a renaissance community of women filled with free thinkers dedicated to open-mindedness, enlightenment, empowerment, creativity and prosperity.My life’s journey is to inspire and empower through creative problem solving, to foster spiritual growth in myself and those close to me. To love and be loved. To learn and grow through love.I will be a person who inspires. I want to be known for being innovative, creative and inspirational. That I gave myself to empower others and through that selfless giving was empowered myself.My most important future contribution to others will be my ability to inspire them to believe in themselves so they can follow their passion and go out and make a difference in the world.I will strive to incorporate spirituality, advocacy and passion into my life. I will constantly renew myself by focusing on: moving my body in creative ways – hiking, hooping, yoga, rebounding; meditation practice. finding a spiritual teacher and practicing yoga daily; keeping an insatiable curiosity; making emotional and physical intimacy with my lover is my top priority and commit to developing, fostering and nurturing friendships and community.
It’s so beautiful to see what I have brought forth into reality and that my “true north” is so very close to living the experiment of my design. It is bringing me new inspiration and energizing me to again dive deep and realign.
Pandemic life is hard. We’re all struggling with alignment- well, at least I am. This is my reminder that in order to #joyupbydesign I need to align. When I live according to my design, I live *in* my magic, my intuition is powerful and joy flows naturally.
Have you ever written a personal mission statement?