Yes a personal mission statement is necessary for your success in life. A mission statement spells out your reasons for existing on this planet and it is your guide along the highway of life. It is an inspiring statement which spells out or clarifies the purpose of your existence in this world. It helps you in decision making. Therefore your mission should be precise and clear. You should consider the following when designing and implementing your mission statement.
You have to determine who you are
You need to find out a lot about yourself in the process of charting your highway of life. The following questions among others will be of help;
What are your values?
What inspires you?
What are you good at?
What things have impacted your life?
How do you want to live your life?
Do not forget you are the master of your destiny and you have therefore to make a decision of how you want to live your life. You have to choose between success and failure in life as you are 100% responsible for your life.
Draft mission statement
You have to be honest with yourself when drafting your mission. Do not use short cuts of cut and paste approach to your mission statement. The mission is yours and cannot be like some body’s else. Take some time to think about your mission. The information you gathered when determining who you are and how you want to live your life is very helpful at this stage.
Final mission statement
Produce a final mission statement after convincing yourself that you have come up with the best mission statement in the light of all you know about yourself. You should sign it, frame it and hang it in a place where it can easily be seen. You have to memorise and believe that you can achieve it.
Live by your mission
You have to be committed to live by your mission if you have to be successful in life. You have to start walking confidently on highway of life without looking backwards. Implement all activities necessary for achieving your mission. Review the progress on regular basis with the aim of effecting corrective measures to enhance the chances of achieving your mission.