Create A Personal Mission Statement

Once I created my personal mission statement it was a matter of days until I discovered how I would achieve my mission. During an internet browsing session last week I came across FranklinCovey’s Mission Statement Builder. The site gives some examples from people like Ghandi, Benjamin Franklin and Martin Luther King Jr. You start getting inspired about your potential and how your unique talents might be able to contribute to the good of society. Then you start the program and answer some questions. There were quite a few questions and I tried to be honest and sincere in my answers.  Here are the results…

My Mission Statement:

I am at my best when I am under pressure and tight deadlines.
I will try to prevent times when I have a lot of free time or no pressure.
I will enjoy my work by finding employment where I can solve problems, learn and be creative..
I will find enjoyment in my personal life through learning new things and improving myself..
I will find opportunities to use my natural talents and gifts such as problem solving, getting along with others, ability to learn new things quickly..
I can do anything I set my mind to. I will be an inventor. I will learn how to make music, movies and photography..
My life’s journey is to live life in my own unique way. My journey is to discover truth and share it with others. I spend my time learning and discovering and then teaching others.

I will be a the greatest support to my wife, children, grand children & great grand children
My most important future contribution to others will be to live up to my commitments and give freely to those in need. I want to give others the hope to aspire to do their best..
I will stop procrastinating and start working on:

  • Eating better and taking better care of my body
  • Being more focused and goal oriented
  • Giving more

I will strive to incorporate the following attributes into my life:

  • Positivity
  • Steadiness
  • Compassion

I will constantly renew myself by focusing on the four dimensions of my life:

  • Proper diet and daily activity
  • Daily prayer and scriptures study
  • Constant learning and improving. Always improving skills and learning new ones.
  • Service. Show others love.

Micah 3.0 Will Help Me Fulfill My Personal Mission

Some key points of my mission are learning and sharing.  Too many of us think we have to conform to society or fall into a well defined career to succeed in this life.  I chose my major almost entirely on the average salary of college graduates.  After my first internship with Intel I started having serious second thoughts about being an Engineer.  Sure, I knew I could do it but I didn’t find joy or excitement in what I was doing.  Those doubts came in 2004.  Now seven years later I am still a Software Engineer searching for a my unique path.  It is time to be bold and embrace life.  What do I have to lose?  If I don’t try now who knows if I will ever try.

Micah 3.0 will be my mission to learn and master everything that interests me and share it with the world. I will use my problem solving skills to figure out how to provide for my family while on this journey.  This will be a huge challenge for me but the reward will be worth it.  Knowledge and Personal Progress gives me so much satisfaction.  What gives you the most satisfaction?

What is Your Personal Mission?

Share in the comments what your unique mission in life is.  Don’t know?  Try using the FranklinCovey tool.  I would also recommend 48 Days To the Work You Love and this post from ZenHabits.  Once you know share it and cultivate it.