I was challenged by a friend at work to build my own Personal Mission Statement using Franklin Covey's Mission Statement Builder. If you're looking to filter and focus your life and to gain or regain clarity about your mission in this world, it's certainly a tool worth using as it forces you to think and reflect on who you are, who you want to be, and the legacy you want to leave behind in this world. Great personal development tool and can help you think about your professional self. Set aside 30-40 minutes that you can go internal and spend time on you.
Krystal's Personal Mission Statement
I am at my best when I am provided with autonomy, when I am able to improve and enhance current conditions, when I have clarity and goals to accomplish, when I know that what I'm a part of matters and is purposeful, when I'm surrounded by competent people, when the practical is prioritized over the emotional, and when I get to make my voice heard. I am capable whether in the forefront or background and can do both roles well.
I will try to prevent times when I have to be anyone other than myself, when emotions are the sole focus of any situation, when I have to spend too much time doing group work and surrounded by people who aren't focused on the task at hand, when I feel as if I don't matter or that I don't add value, and when I feel as if I can't trust those in my environment.
I will enjoy my work by finding employment where I can engage in public speaking, facilitation, crafting content, and sharing knowledge and resources with others.
I will find enjoyment in my personal life through volunteering, reading, attending concerts, working out, laughing with friends.
I will find opportunities to use my natural talents and gifts such as getting things done, public speaking, challenging the process, connecting people with people and resources, taking people from good to great, and being a helper.
I can do anything I set my mind to. I will create and deliver programming for professional women, write a book, get back into blogging, spend more time on my speaking career, travel, and volunteer and donate to meaningful causes.
My life's journey is equipping others to thrive and helping people including women, young professionals, and people from underrepresented populations overcome real or imagined barriers in their life to find their definition of success -- I want people to have confidence and self-awareness and to bring their best to all situations in their life. I want them know that it’s not the hand they are dealt but how they play their cards and that they can take a difficult circumstance and reframe it into something great.
I will be a person who left things better than she found it. Lived her full life as herself. Showed up and showed out at every opportunity. Owned that she is a work in progress and a masterpiece. Didn't let the aspersions of others hold her back from success. Laughed as much as possible. Made an impact and set a strong example that created an invitation for those who share her identities to step into their light.
My most important future contribution to others will be carving a new and different path for those that come behind me. I enjoy being in places where people don’t expect me to be and though I may be the first, I don’t want to be the last.
I will stop procrastinating and start working on:
• Figuring out my next professional steps
• Reconnecting with people that matter to me from past seasons of my life
I will strive to incorporate the following attributes into my life:
• business- savvy
I will constantly renew myself by focusing on the four dimensions of my life:
• Keep up a fitness plan -- do workout classes that feel welcoming, inclusive, offer modifications, are fun, and that encourage me to inhale the positive and love my body for what it allows me to do.
• I really need to find a church home and that's been a super hard search for me in the past couple of years. I also need to get back into God's word and spend more time using my commute as a form of reconnection with God
• Meditation, challenging myself with new projects
• Making time for friends as well as alone time to refill my bucket. Getting back into touch with friends from different parts of my life. Channeling my emotions in a positive manner and working through things that have plagued me for years.
Certainly a Work in Progress but a worthwhile thing to revisit and ultimately, to make sure that I'm living my Mission Statement as I navigate my struts around the sun.
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